School Hymn – Our Captain and Our King

Verse 1

Our Captain and our King,
we kneel in love before Thee.
Our hearts in tribute bring
glad homage here to pay.
O do not Thou disdain
the gift so mean, so poor;
More precious far we fain
would offer and more pure.

Chorus

Our deep love, O Lord,
till this our life is o’er.
Be Thine forever more,
be Thine forever more,
Yes, Thine forever more.

Verse 2

Grant us, we pray, Thy cause
to champion, though so lowly,
Nor ever fail nor pause,
when trials throng and press.
O God of battle, smite,
and nerve us for the fray;
O Prince of Peace,
Thy light can ev’ry toil repay.

School Prayer

O Lord Jesus, be with me all through today to help me to live as I ought to live.

Be with me at my lessons, so that I may grow in knowledge and never give up any task, no matter how hard and difficult it is, until I have tried my best.

Be with me at my games, so that, whether I win or lose, I may play fair, and if I win I may not boast, and if I lose I may not make excuses.

Be with me in my pleasure, so that I may enjoy your gifts and never use them selfishly or to hurt others.

Be with me in my home, so that I may be kind and considerate, and that I may try to make the work of others easier and not harder.

Be with me in the streets, so that I may be a credit to my school and to those who love me and to myself.

Be with me in my disappointments and sufferings, so that I may have strength to overcome my problems and accept my pain with courage and cheerfulness.

Help me to be the kind of boy you want me to be.

This I ask for your love’s sake. Amen.

Prayer for Generosity

Lord, teach me to be generous.

Teach me to serve you as you deserve;

to give and not to count the cost,

to fight and not to heed the wounds,

to toil and not to seek for rest,

to labour and not to ask for reward,

save that of knowing that I do your will. Amen.