Grace me now with light and sound
With warming glow doth thee surround
My heart, my soul, my body's limbs
And all the secrets held within.
Give me love that I may die
With boiling tears at my side
And give me courage to face the mirror
And tremble not with sacred fear.
For I am man and this is life:
That I must suffer endless strife
But give me music to fill my mind
That I might leave the pain behind.