A Gentle Shower

Send, O God, a gentle shower

Author: Mauritius Kramer
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Send, O God, a gentle shower,
For my heart is dry as sand;
Father, bathe Thy drooping flower,
Water Thou Thy thirsty land;
Let Thy Holy Spirit's boon
O'er me from Thy heavenly throne
Like abundant streams be flowing,
Blessings on my heart bestowing.

2 By a human father, even
Though he is by sin defiled,
Only good gifts will be given
Unto a beloved child;
How much more dost Thou the same,
For "Good Father" is Thy name!
Thou wilt send to me Thy Spirit,
Thy good gifts I shall inherit.

3 Jesus, who for my salvation
To the Father didst ascend,
Hear my earnest supplication,
Unto me Thy Spirit send:
Let the Comforter for aye
Bide with me, my strength and stay,
That in faith I may not waver,
Steadfast in the truth forever.

4 Holy Ghost, Strength of the simple,
O make Thine abode with me,
Let me ever be Thy temple;
Cheerfully I welcome Thee.
Do Thou purify my heart,
Cast out all things that might part
Me from those sweet joys of heaven
Which by Thee to faith are given.

5 With Thy gifts my heart endowing,
Make it new and clean and fair;
Let it in true love be glowing,
Living in Thy grace fore'er;
Give me courage bold and good,
Sanctify my flesh and blood,
Let me, trusting in Christ's merit,
Worship God in truth and spirit.

6 Thus myself I will deliver,
Lord, to Thee; my soul shall strive
Only after heaven forever,
Until there I shall arrive
Where the Father, and the Son,
And Thyself in heaven's high throne,
I shall praise and all Thy treasures
In angelic, heavenly measures.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #248

Author: Mauritius Kramer

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Text Information

First Line: Send, O God, a gentle shower
Title: A Gentle Shower
Author: Mauritius Kramer
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Evangelical Lutheran Hymn Book with Tunes #d392

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #121

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #248

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnbook (Lutheran Conference of Missouri and Other States) #d294

The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) #d655

The Selah Song Book. Word ed. #d330

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