Send Down Thy Truth, O God   1 comment

Above:  St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Dunwoody, Georgia, May 27, 2012

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta


Hymn Source = The Pilgrim Hymnal (1904), National Council of Congregational Churches in the United States

Words (1867) by Edward Rowland Sill (1841-1887), a poet

A biography of Sill:


1.  Send down thy truth, O God,

Too long the shadows frown!

Too long the darkened way we’ve trod:

Thy truth, O Lord, send down!

2.  Send down thy Spirit free

Till wilderness and town

One temple for thy worship be:

Thy Spirit, O send down!

3.  Send down thy love, thy life,

Our lesser lives to crown,

And cleanse them of their hate and strife:

Thy living love send down!

4.  Send down thy peace, O Lord,

Earth’s bitter voices drown

In one deep ocean of accord:

Thy peace, O God, send down!

Posted August 8, 2012 by neatnik2009 in Easter 1800s, The Pilgrim Hymnal (1904)

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