Lord, Pour Thy Spirit From On High

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867):

Lord, pour Thy Spirit from on high,
And Thine ordainèd servants bless;
Graces and gifts to each supply,
And clothe Thy Priests with righteousness.

Within Thy temple when they stand,
To teach the Truth as taught by Thee,
Saviour, like stars in Thy Right Hand,
Let all Thy Church’s pastors be.

Wisdom, and zeal, and Love impart,
Firmness and meekness from above,
To bear Thy people in their heart,
And love the souls whom Thou dost love:

To love, and pray, and never faint,
By day and night their guard to keep,
To warn the sinner, form the saint,
To feed Thy lambs, and tend Thy sheep.

So, when their work is finished here,
They may in hope their charge resign;
So, when their Master shall appear,
They may with crowns of Glory shine.

Words: James Montgomery, 1815.
Tune:Ludborough Timothy R. Mathews, 1874.
Alternate Tune: “Hamburg Lowell Mason, 1824.

Meter: 8.8.8.8

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musings of a young Catholic aspiring to be faithful to his Lord and God Jesus Christ through His Holy Catholic Church
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