Lord, in thy name thy servants plead (Thomas Ravenscroft)
- Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2022-05-21). Score information: A4, 1 page, 36 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in The English Hymnal, 1933.
Title: Lord, in thy name thy servants plead
Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft
Lyricist: John Keble
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Hymn Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard
First published: 1621
Description: Descants to the hymn are available here by Alan Gray and Geoffrey Shaw.
Original text and translations
Lord, in thy name thy servants plead,
and thou hast sworn to hear;
thine is the harvest, thine the seed,
the fresh and fading year.
Our hope, when autumn winds blew wild,
we trusted, Lord, with thee;
and still, now spring has on us smiled,
we wait on thy decree.
The former and the latter rain,
the summer sun and air,
the green ear, and the golden grain,
all thine, are ours by prayer.
Thine too by right, and ours by grace,
the wondrous growth unseen,
the hopes that soothe, the fears that brace,
the love that shines serene.
So grant the precious things brought forth
by sun and moon below,
that thee in thy new heaven and earth
we never may forgo.