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Put Forth, O God, Thy Spirit’s Might   Leave a comment

Above:  Christ Pantocrator

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Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1982, of The Episcopal Church

Words by Howard Chandler Robbins (1876-1952)

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1.  Put forth, O God, thy Spirit’s might

and bid thy Church increase,

in breadth and length, in depth and height,

her unity and peace.

2.  Let works of darkness disappear

before thy conquering light;

let hatred and tormenting fear

pass with the passing night.

3.  Let what apostles learned of thee

be ours from age to age;

their steadfast faith our unity,

their peace our heritage.

4.  O Judge divine of human strife!

O Vanquisher of pain!

To know thee is eternal life,

to serve thee is to reign.