The whole earth needs you so,
Please hear us calling in our times of woe.
Awake or sleeping, our lives in your keeping.
When we know that you hear us our spirits are leaping.
You wonderful, wonderful one
Whenever I’m praying, your mercy I’m seeking.
I need your forgiveness and your help in law keeping.
Just you, only you in the shadowy twilight
I call and you hear In the silvery moonlight.
Christ alone is beside you, soon us I implore you,
Come soon and take us, Our lives we live for you,
Oh you wonderful, wonderful one.
-- William D. May