O Holy Ghost thy people bless

Representative Text

1 O Holy Ghost, thy people bless
who long to feel thy might,
and fain would grow in holiness
as children of the light.

2 To thee we bring, who art the Lord,
ourselves to be thy throne;
let ev'ry thought and deed and word
thy pure dominion own.

3 Life-giving Spirit, o’er us move,
as on the formless deep;
give life and order, light and love,
where now is death or sleep.

4 Great gift of our ascended King,
his saving truth reveal;
our tongues inspire His praise to sing,
our hearts his love to feel.

5 True wind of heav’n, from south or north,
for joy or chast'ning, blow;
the garden-spices shall spring forth
if thou wilt bid them flow.

6 O Holy Ghost, of sev'nfold might,
all graces come from thee;
grant us to know and serve aright
one God in Persons Three.


Source: Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #500

Author: H. W. Baker

Baker, Sir Henry Williams, Bart., eldest son of Admiral Sir Henry Loraine Baker, born in London, May 27, 1821, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated, B.A. 1844, M.A. 1847. Taking Holy Orders in 1844, he became, in 1851, Vicar of Monkland, Herefordshire. This benefice he held to his death, on Monday, Feb. 12, 1877. He succeeded to the Baronetcy in 1851. Sir Henry's name is intimately associated with hymnody. One of his earliest compositions was the very beautiful hymn, "Oh! what if we are Christ's," which he contributed to Murray's Hymnal for the Use of the English Church, 1852. His hymns, including metrical litanies and translations, number in the revised edition of Hymns Ancient & Modern, 33 in all. These were cont… Go to person page >

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #4962
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
Page Scan

Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #187

TextPage Scan

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #500

Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #155

Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #370

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #4962

Include 14 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements