O Lord, Thy heavenly grace impart,
And fix my frail, inconstant heart;
Henceforth my chief desire shall be
To dedicate myself to Thee.
Whate'er pursuits my time employ,
One thought shall fill my heart with joy;
That silent, secret thought shall be
That all my hopes are fixed on Thee.
- Jean Frederic Oberlin (translated by Lucy Wilson)
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