O Thou Who Camest From Above

O Thou Who camest from above, the pure celestial fire to impart,
Kindle a flame of sacred love, on the mean altar of my heart.
And let it for Thy glory burn with inextinguishable blaze,
And trembling to its source return in humble prayer and fervent praise.

Jesus, confirm my heart’s desire to work and speak and think for Thee;
Still let me guard the holy fire, and still stir up Thy gift in me.
Ready for all Thy perfect will, my acts of faith and love repeat,
‘Til death Thy endless mercies seal, and make my sacrifice complete.