Oh holy God, Almighty Father
close to us though we think farther,
ever there in time of need
Thou Self sufficient, without need.
Oh holy God, divine Creator
righteous, gracious, no dictator,
not a tyrant we must please
not one who says ‘Yes’ to appease.
Oh holy God, triumphant Saviour
You outstripped our best behaviour,
how can we without Thee live
we ever take, You ever give.
Oh holy God, most Holy Spirit
who will cry and You won’t hear it?
still we grieve Thee every day
turning to Thee not all the way!