Save me, O Lord, from my odious pride,
From the fleshly lusts that encircle me,
From the evils of false piety and resigned apathy.
I need Your strength, for I cannot stand,
Your grace, for I wander astray,
Your life, for the stench of death overwhelms me.
May my mind be fixed on the stuff of heaven,
My heart on Your grace and truth,
My will on building Your earthly domain.