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Spirit, strength of all the weak

Spirit, strength of all the weak

Author: Thomas Benson Pollock
Tune: GOWER'S LITANY
Published in 18 hymnals

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1 Spirit, strength of all the week,
giving courage to the meek,
teaching falt'ring tongues to speak;
hear us, Holy Spirit.

2 Spirit, aiding all who yearn
more of truth divine to learn,
and with deeper love to burn;
hear us, Holy Spirit.

3 Spirit, fount of faith and joy,
giving peace without alloy,
hope that nothing can destroy;
hear us, Holy Spirit.

4 Source of love and light divine,
with that hall'wing grace of thine,
more and more upon us shine;
hear us, Holy Spirit.

5 Holy, loving, as thou art,
come and live within our heart,
never from us to depart;
hear us, Holy Spirit.

6 May we soon, from sin set free,
where thy work may perfect be,
Jesus' face with rapture see:
hear us, Holy Spirit.


Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #336

Author: Thomas Benson Pollock

Pollock, Thomas Benson, M.A., was born in 1836, and graduated at Trinity College, Dublin, B.A. 1859, M.A. 1863, where he also gained the Vice-Chancellor's Prize for English Verse in 1855. Taking Holy Orders in 1861, he was Curate of St. Luke's, Leek, Staffordshire; St. Thomas's, Stamford Hill, London; and St. Alban's, Birmingham. Mr. Pollock is a most successful writer of metrical Litanies. His Metrical Litanies for Special Services and General Use, Mowbray, Oxford, 1870, and other compositions of the same kind contributed subsequently to various collections, have greatly enriched modern hymnbooks. To the 1889 Supplemental Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern, Mr. Pollock contributed two hymns, “We are soldiers of Christ, Who is mighty to save… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Spirit, strength of all the weak
Author: Thomas Benson Pollock
Meter: 7.7.7.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

GOWER'S LITANY

GOWER'S LITANY comes from John H. Gower's Original Tunes (1890). This serviceable tune works with the text but unfortunately lacks a suitable harmonization (the worst of Gower's chromatic harmony has been removed from the Psalter Hymnal). Try singing the hymn in true litany style: have a soloist or…

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