Search me, O God, my action try
And let my life appear
As seen by Thine all-searching eye;
To mine my ways make clear.
Search all my sense and know my heart,
Who only canst make known
And let the deep, the hidden part
To me be fully shown.
Throw light into the darkened cells,
Where passion reigns within;
Quicken my conscience till it feels
The loathsomeness of sin.
Frank Bottome (1793-1870).