Words: , Sun­day School Col­lect­ion, 1833.

Music: Sey­mour, from the op­e­ra Ober­on, by , 1826; pub­lished it as a hymn tune in 1851.

Suppliant, lo! Thy children bend,
Father, for Thy blessing now;
Thou canst teach us, guide, defend;
We are weak, almighty Thou!

With the peace Thy Word imparts
Be the taught and teacher blessed;
In our lives and in our hearts,
Father, be Thy laws impressed.

Pour into each longing mind
Light and knowledge from above,
Charity for all mankind,
Trusting faith, enduring love.