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Bow down Thine ear, Almighty Lord

Bow down Thine ear, Almighty Lord

Author: Thomas Edward Powell
Published in 21 hymnals

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1 Bow down Thine ear, almighty Lord,
And hear Thy Church's suppliant cry,
For all who preach Thy saving word,
And wait upon Thy ministry.

2 In mercy, Father, now give heed,
And pour Thy quickening Spirit's breath
On those whom Thou dost call to feed
Thy flock redeemed by Jesus' death.

3 O Saviour, from Thy piercèd hand
Shed o'er them all Thy gifts divine;
That those who in Thy presence stand
May do Thy will with love like Thine.

4 Blest Spirit, in their hearts abide,
And give them grace to watch and pray;
That as they seek Thy flock to guide,
Themselves may keep the narrow way.

5 O God, Thy strength and mercy send
To shield them in their strife with sin;
Grant them, enduring to the end,
The crown of life at last to win.


The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: Thomas Edward Powell

Powell, Thomas Edward, M.A., son of David Powell, of Loughton, Essex, was born at Hampstead, Middlesex, Aug. 22, 1823, and educated at Oriel College, Oxford (B.A. 1845). Ordained in 1846, he was Curate of Cookham-Dean, near Maidenhead; and then Vicar of Bisham, 1848. He published in 1868, The Holy Feast, and subsequently his Hymns, Anthems, &c, for Public Worship. To this collection he contributed the following hymns:— 1. Again upon the gladdened earth. Harvest. 2. Almighty Fount of love. (1864.) Confirmation. 3. Around Thy throne, 0 God. All Saints. 4. Bow down Thine ear, Almighty Lord. (1864.) Ember Weeks. 5. God of hope and consolation. Holy Scripture. 6. Hallelujah, hallelujah, Raise the hymn of thankful praise.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Bow down Thine ear, Almighty Lord
Author: Thomas Edward Powell
Language: English



WARRINGTON was composed by Ralph Harrison (b. Chinley, Derbyshire, England, 1748; d. Manchester, Lancashire, England, 1810) and published in his collection of psalm tunes, Sacred Harmony (1784). The tune's rising inflections help to accent words such as erotic (probably the only time this word has b…

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