O Perfect Love

O Perfect Love

O perfect love, all human thought transcending!
lowly we kneel in prayer before Thy throne
That theirs may be the love which knows no ending,
Whom Thou forevermore dost join in one.

O perfect Life, be Thou their full assurance
of tender charity and steadfast faith,
Of patient hope and quiet brave endurance,
with child-like trust that fears no pain and death.

Grant them the joy which brightens earthly sorrow,
Grant them the peace which calms all earthly strife,
and to life’s day the glorious unknown morrow
that dawns upon eternal love and life.

Hear us o Father, gracious and forgiving,
through Jesus Christ, Thy co-eternal Word,
Who with the Holy Ghost by all things living,
now and to endless ages art adored!