Pour Out Thy Spirit From On High   1 comment

Above:  The Reverend Cynthia C. Knapp, New Rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Macon, Georgia, January 18, 2017

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Text (1833) by James Montgomery (1771-1854)

Hymn Source = Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church (Unitas Fratrum) (1923), Moravian Church in America

A hymn for the ordination or installation of a minister


Pour out Thy Spirit from on high;

Lord, Thine ordained servants bless,

Graces and gifts to each supply,

And clothe them with Thy righteousness.


Within Thy temple where they stand,

To teach the truth, as taught by Thee,

Saviour!  like stars in Thy right hand,

The angels of the churches be.


Wisdom, and zeal, and faith impart,

Firmness, with meekness from above,

To bear Thy people on their heart,

And love the souls whom Thou dost love;


To watch and pray, and never faint,

By day and night strict guard to keep,

To warn the sinner, cheer the saint,

Nourish Thy lambs and feed Thy sheep.


Then when their work is finished here,

In humble hope their charge resign;

When the Chief Shepherd shall appear,

O God!  may they and we be Thine.

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