With a Prayer-Book

by Oscar Fay Adams

Oscar Fay Adams

In Common Prayer our hearts ascend
To that white throne where angels bend.
Now grant, O Lord, that those who call
Themselves by Thy dear name may all
Show forth Thy praise in lives that tend

To noble purpose, lofty end,
And unto us thy blessing lend
As low upon our knees we fall
In Common Prayer.

In this dear Book past ages blend
Their voice with ours; we do commend
Our souls, in doubt and sin held thrall,
To His fond care, and cot and hall
Alike to him petitions send
In Common Prayer.

Last updated January 11, 2018