THE SCHOOL PRAYER
O Lord, God of Truth
Whom to know is everlasting life,
And to serve is perfect freedom,
Grant that we may draw near to thee,
In thought, word and deed.
Inspire us with the love of Thy creatures and Thy laws,
That in all humility and teachableness,
With patience and understanding,
By honest and earnest labour,
We may seek after knowledge as a blessing that cometh from Thee.
Whether it be in our part to teach or learn, to rule or obey,
Make us feel Thy presence in our several duties,
Filling us with reverence for thy beauty and wonder of Thy universe,
And pouring on us a spirit of justice, gentleness, and mutual goodwill.
Thus by Thy grace, may we use this house of learning,
that we may prepare our powers of body, mind and spirit, to advance the
good of man and the glory of God.