We Beseech Thee (Schwartz Stephen)

Broadway only) Father, hear thy children's call Humbly at thy feet we fall Prodigals confessing all We beseech thee, hear us! We thy call have disobeyed Into paths of sin have strayed And repentence have delayed We beseech thee, hear us! (chorus) Come sing about Love! That made us first to be Come sing about Love! That made the stone and tree Come sing about Love! That draws us lovingly We beseech thee, hear us! Sick! We come come to thee for cure Guilty! We seek thy mercy sure Evil! We long to be made pure We beseech thee, hear us! Blind! We pray that we may see Bound! We pray to be made free Stained! We pray for sanctity We beseech thee, hear us! (chorus) By the gracious saving call Spoken tenderly to all Who have shared man's guilt and fall We beseech thee, hear us! By the love that longs to bless Pitying our sore distress Leading us to holiness We beseech thee, hear us! Grant us all from earth to rise And to strain with eager eyes Towards the promised Heavenly prize We beseech thee, hear us! (chorus