(Latin for “O Lord Most Holy”)
By: Cesar Franck
O Lord most holy, O Lord most holy,
O loving Father, Thee would we be praising always.
Help us to know Thee;
Father, Father, grant us Thy truth and grace;
Father, Father, guide and defend us.
Rule Thou our willful hearts,
keep Thee our wand’ring thoughts;
In all our sorrows
let us find our rest in Thee;
and in temptations’s hour,
save through Thy mighty pow’r
Thine aid O send us; hear us in mercy.
Show us Thy favor, so shall we live,
and sing praise to Thee.