1.) LORD, what a change within us one short hour
Spent in Thy Presence will prevail to make;
What heavy burdens from our bosoms take,
What parched grounds refresh as with a shower!
2.) We kneel, and all around us seems to lower;
We rise, and all, the distant and the near,
Stands forth in sunny outline, brave and clear;
We kneel, how weak; we rise, how full of power!
3.) Why therefore should we do ourselves this wrong.
Or others – that we are not always strong,
Anxious or troubled – when with us is prayer,
And joy, and strength. and courage are with Thee
-Archbishop Richard C.Trench
This hymn could be sung to the tune of “GOD OF OUR FATHERS, WHOSE ALMIGHTY HAND..”