College ODE

College Prayer Song

Lead, Kindly Light amid the encircling gloom
Lead Thou me on;
The night is dark and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on;
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.
I was not ever thus, nor prayer that Thou
Shoul’st lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on;
I loved the garish day, and spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will; remember not past years.
So long Thy power hath blest me, sure it still
will lead me on,
O’er moor and fen, O’er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone
And with the morn those angel-faces smile,
Which I have loved since, and lost a while
-Cardinal Newman

College Prayer

O God, guide and prosper this College which has been founded in the faith, Thy purpose and Thy providence. Give to all who teach and learn herein, the gifts they need of patience and insight, of wisdom and courage, of a sincere and humble love of the spirit of unity and concord. Order the future of this College and grant that it may be a centre of light and life in this land and a blessing to many. Throughout these years Thou hast led us along the upward path encouraging us by Thy many gifts and schooling us by Thy discipline. Thy wisdom has been our guide. Thy love has overruled our folly and our sins and Thou hast made known unto us Thy law that in the “fear of Thee is the beginning of wisdom” and that in righteousness and humble service lies true greatness. Help us to do our part that Thy purpose may herein be fully realised and Thy name glorified and we shall offer glory and adoration to Thee and to Thy only begotten Son and to Thy Holy Spirit, now and ever more. Amen.

Our Motto : The Truth Shall make you free