Hear us, thou that broodedst

Hear us, Thou that broodest

Author: Godfrey Thring (1873)
Published in 24 hymnals

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1 Hear us, Thou that broodest
O'er the watery deep,
Waking all creation
From its primal sleep;
Holy Spirit breathing
Breath of life divine,
Breathe into our spirits,
Blending them with Thine.
Light and life immortal!
Hear us as we raise
Hearts, as well as voices,
Mingling prayer and praise.

2 When the sun ariseth
In a cloudless sky,
May we feel Thy presence,
Holy Spirit, nigh;
Shed Thy radiance o'er us,
Keep it cloudless still,
Through the day before us,
Perfecting Thy will.
Light and life immortal!
Hear us as we raise
Hearts, as well as voices,
Mingling prayer and praise.

3 When the fight is fiercest
In the noontide heat,
Bear us, Holy Spirit,
To our Saviour's feet;
There to find a refuge
Till our work is done,
There to fight the battle,
Till the battle's won.
Light and life immortal!
Hear us as we raise
Hearts, as well as voices,
Mingling prayer and praise.

4 If the day be falling
Sadly as it goes,
Slowly in its sadness
Sinking to its close,
May Thy love in mercy,
Kindling, ere it die,
Cast a ray of glory
O'er our evening sky.
Light and life immortal!
Hear us as we raise
Hearts, as well as voices,
Mingling prayer and praise.

5 Morning, noon, and evening,
Whenso'er it be,
Grant us, gracious Spirit,
Quickening life in Thee:
Life that gives us, living,
Life of heavenly love,
Life, that brings us, dying,
Life from heaven above.
Light and life immortal!
Hear us as we raise
Hearts, as well as voices,
Mingling prayer and praise.

Amen.

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: Godfrey Thring

Godfrey Thring (b. Alford, Somersetshire, England, 1823; d. Shamley Green, Guilford, Surrey, England, 1903) was born in the parsonage of Alford, where his father was rector. Educated at Balliol College, Oxford, England, he was ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1847. After serving in several other parishes, Thring re­turned to Alford and Hornblotten in 1858 to succeed his father as rector, a position he retained until his own retirement in 1893. He was also associated with Wells Cathedral (1867-1893). After 1861 Thring wrote many hymns and published several hymnals, including Hymns Congregational (1866), Hymns and Sacred Lyrics (1874), and the respect­ed A Church of England Hymn Book Adapted to the Daily Services of the Church… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hear us, Thou that broodest
Title: Hear us, thou that broodedst
Author: Godfrey Thring (1873)
Meter: 6.5.6.5.6.5 D
Language: English

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