490. Pour Out Thy Spirit from On High

1 Pour out Thy Spirit from on high,
Lord, Thine assembled servants bless;
Graces and gifts to each supply
And clothe Thy priests with righteousness.

2 Before Thine altar when we stand
To teach the truth, as taught by Thee,
Savior, like stars in Thy right hand
The angels of Thy churches be.

3 Wisdom and zeal and faith impart,
Firmness with meekness, from above,
To bear Thy people on our heart,
And love the souls whom Thou dost love:

4 To watch and pray and never faint
By day and night strict guard to keep,
To warn the sinner, cheer the saint,
Nourish Thy lambs, and feed Thy sheep.

5 Then, when their work is finished here,
We may in hope our charge resign.
When the Chief Shepherd shall appear,
O God, may they and we be Thine.


Text Information
First Line: Pour out Thy Spirit from on high
Title: Pour Out Thy Spirit from On High
Author: James Montgomery (1832)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church: Ministry
Tune Information
Meter: L.M.
Key: G Major
Source: "N├╝rnbergisches Gesangbuch," 1676

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