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Our Lord, his passion ended

Our Lord, his passion ended

Author: F. Crawford Burkitt
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Our Lord, his Passion ended
Hath gloriously ascended,
Yet though from him divided,
He leaves us not unguided;
All his benefits to crown
He hath sent his Spirit down,
Burning like a flame of fire
His disciples to inspire.

2 God's Spirit is directing;
No more they sit expecting;
But forth to all the nation
They go with exultation;
That which God in them hath wrought
Fills their life and soul and thought;
So their witness now can do
Work as great in others too.

3 The centuries go gliding,
But still we have abiding
With us that Spirit holy
To make us brave and lowly -
Lowly, for we feel our need:
God alone is strong indeed;
Brave, for with the Spirit's aid
We can venture unafraid.

4 O Lord of every nation,
Fill us with inspiration;
We know our own unfitness;
Yet for thee would bear witness.
By the Spirit now we raise
To the heavenly Father praise:
Holy Spirit, Father, Son,
Make us know thee, ever One. Amen.

Source: New English Praise: a supplement to the New English Hymnal #611

Author: F. Crawford Burkitt

Burkitt, Francis Crawford, M.A., son of Crawford Burkitt, was born in London, Sept. 3, 1864, and educated at Harrow and at Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A. 1886, M.A. 1889). In 1905, though a layman, he was appointed Norrisian Professor of Divinity at Cambridge. He has been a Fellow of the British Academy since 1904, and is the author of various works on Biblical Criticism and Early Church History. He contributed two translations (12, 194) to the English Hymnal, 1906. [Rev. James Mearns. M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Our Lord, his passion ended
Author: F. Crawford Burkitt
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Common Praise #194

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #91


New English Praise #611

The Book of Praise #285

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
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