O God, Eternal One. Words (c) Stephen E Smyth from Wisdom 9 : 1-6, 9-11.
The tune used is that traditionally used for ‘Sweet Sacrament Divine.’

O God, eternal One, who made the universe,
with all that it contains, its nature so diverse,

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you gave its stewardship in trust for us to honour, to be just.
Send us your wisdom now. Send us your wisdom now.

We are your servants, Lord, both limited and frail,
pride in mere human skills seems all to no avail;
without the Wisdom you bestow we count as nothing here below.
Send us your wisdom now. Send us your wisdom now.

For Wisdom is of God, was there when all was made,
can understand God’s plan, explain what God has said,
Lord, heed our prayer to you today: teach us to know and love your way.
Send us your wisdom now. Send us your wisdom now.