O Lord to whom the spirits live

O Lord to whom the spirits live

Author: Richard Frederick Littledale
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1 O Lord, to whom the spirits live
of all the faithful passed away,
unto their path that brightness give
which shineth to the perfect day.

O Lamb of God, Redeemer blest,
Grant them eternal light and rest.

2 Bless thou the dead which die in thee;
as thou hast given them release,
so quicken them thy face to see,
and give them everlasting peace. [Refrain]

3 In thy green, pleasant pastures feed
the sheep which thou hast summoned hence;
and by the still, cool waters lead
thy flock in loving providence. [Refrain]

4 How long, O Holy Lord, how long
must we and they expectant wait
to hear the gladsome bridal song,
to see thee in thy royal state? [Refrain]

5 O hearken, Saviour, to their cry,
O rend the heavens and come down,
make up the jewels speedily,
and set them in thy golden crown. [Refrain]

6 Direct us with thine arm of might,
and bring us, perfected with them,
to dwell within thy city bright,
the heavenly Jerusalem. [Refrain]

Source: CPWI Hymnal #694

Author: Richard Frederick Littledale

Richard Frederick Littledale (b. Dublin, 1833; d. London, 1890) entered Trinity College, Dublin, as a foundation scholar, graduated with a bachelors degree in classics, a Masters of Divinity in 1858, then a Bachelors and Doctorate in Civil Law at Oxford in 1862. From 1856 to 1857 he was the curate of St. Matthew in Thorpe Hamlet, Norfolk, and from 1857 to 1861 was the curate of St. Mary the Virgin, in Soho, London. For the remainder of his life he suffered from chronic illness and spent most of his time writing. He authored many books and pamphlets on Anglican liturgy, theology, and the church’s engagement with society, and completed his good friend John Mason Neale’s work on the psalms after Neale died in 1866. Laura de Jong… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Lord to whom the spirits live
Author: Richard Frederick Littledale
Language: English



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