Saviour immortal, Shepherd good,
Who into pastures green Thy flock
Dost lead to rest: their strength renewed
By living waters from the Rock.
We come together full of hope
To study wisdom’s perfect ways;
To us the door of knowledge ope
That we may glad on wonders gaze.
Draw near to us in heavenly grace,
As thus we humbly at Thy feet
Thy lowly peerless pathway trace
With love unspeakable replete.
Thy Word is light and life and food,
Its fulness infinitely great;
The grace with which it is imbued,
Oh, teach us to appropriate.
Not by the carnal mind would we
Attempt Thy thoughts to comprehend,
But on Thy Holy Spirit free,
And Thy compassions, we depend.
Therefore, O Lord, let us be led
To wisdom’s ever bounteous store,
Where hungry souls are freely fed
To thirst or hunger nevermore.