1 Pour out your Spirit from on high;
Lord, your assembled servants bless:
graces and gifts to each supply,
and clothe your priests with righteousness.
2 Within your temple when we stand
to hear your truth you taught, may they,
Saviour, like stars in your right hand
true pastors of the churches be.
3 Wisdom and zeal and faith impart,
firmness with meekness, from above,
to bear your people on their heart
and love their souls with your own love;
4 to watch and pray and never faint,
by day and night strict guard to keep;
to warn the sinner, cheer the saint,
nourish your lambs, and feed your sheep;
5 then, when their work is finished here,
in humble hope their charge lay down,
when the Chief Shepherd shall appear
receive the everlasting crown.
Source: Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #451
|First Line:||Pour out Thy Spirit from on high|
|Title:||Lord, Pour Thy Spirit from on High|
|Author:||James Montgomery (1833)|