A Hymn for Midday

O God, creation's secret force,
Thyself unmoved, all motion's source;
Who, from the morn till evening's ray,
Through all its changes guid'st the day.

Come Holy Ghost, with God the Son,
And God the Father ever one;
Shed forth thy grace within our breast,
And dwell with us a ready guest.

By every power, by heart and tongue,
By act and deed thy praise be sung;
Inflame with perfect love each sense
That others' souls may kindle thence.

O Father, that we ask be done
Through Jesus Christ thine only Son.
Who, with the Holy Ghost and tehe,
Doth live and reign eternally. Amen.

(A New Zealand Prayer Book, 154)