My stock lies dead, and no increase. G. Herbert. [Divine Grace Desired.] Appeared in his posthumous work The Temple, 1633 (ed. Chandos Classics, 1887, p. 107), in 6 stanzas of 3 lines, with the refrain "Drop from above!" It is given in its original form in a few collections, and again in several American hymnals, as "My heart lies dead, and no increase." It is a sweetly pathetic hymn for private devotion.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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