Great Shepherd of thy people, hear (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2020-12-13)  CPDL #61957:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-12-13).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 33 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words to the melody St Flavian in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
  • (Posted 2020-12-13)  CPDL #61956:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-12-13).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 81 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn to the melody St Flavian in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.

General Information

Title: Great Shepherd of thy people, hear
Composer: Anonymous
Tune: St. Flavian
Lyricist: John Newton

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published:
  2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 164
Description: The words are stanzas 2, 4, 6, and 5 of John Newton's hymn, O Lord, our languid souls inspire. Stanzas 2 and 5 have been modified: this was originally "Dear Shepherd of thy people, hear."

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O Lord, our languid souls inspire.

English.png English text

Great Shepherd of thy people, hear,
thy presence now display;
as thou hast given a place for prayer,
so give us hearts to pray.

Within these walls let holy peace
and love and concord dwell;
here give the troubled conscience ease,
the wounded spirit heal.

May we in faith receive thy word,
in faith present our prayers,
and in the presence of our Lord
unbosom all our cares.

The hearing ear, the seeing eye,
the contrite heart, bestow;
and shine upon us from on high,
that we in grace may grow.