1 Draw near us to-day, and a blessing impart,
Dear Lord, to each humble and penitent heart.
Whose joy is to follow our Master and Lord
In each blessed ord'nance we find in thy word.
2 The pride we have cherished we gladly forsake;
Now of thy meek spirit, O, let us partake!
And as we obey, may our longing hearts prove
'Tis blessed to serve one another in love.
3 If ill-will or envy have darkened our life,
May pure love now enter, expelling all strife;
With brotherly kindness each other we greet,
As now in God's presence we wash the saints' feet.
4 O, lend us the power of thy presence Divine,
Our hearts to the love of this duty incline,
And wash from our lives every unholy stain,
Till naught of impurity with us remain.Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1124