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.
|First Line:||Pour out Thy Spirit from on high|
|Title:||Pour Out Thy Spirit from On High|
|Author:||James Montgomery (1832)|
|Topic:||The Church: Ministry|
|Name:||O JESU CHRIST, MEIN'S|
|Source:||"Nürnbergisches Gesangbuch," 1676|