Lord, pour thy Spirit from on high (Timothy Richard Matthews)

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  • (Posted 2021-02-19)  CPDL #63051:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-02-19).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 39 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
  • (Posted 2021-02-19)  CPDL #63050:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-02-19).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 75 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.

General Information

Title: Lord, pour thy Spirit from on high
Composer: Timothy Richard Matthews
Tune: Ludborough
Lyricist: James Montgomery

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published:
  2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 282
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Original text and translations

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Lord, pour thy Spirit from on high,
and thine assembled servants bless;
graces and gifts to each supply,
and clothe thy priests with righteousness.

Within thy temple when they stand,
to teach the truth as taught by thee,
Saviour, like stars in thy right hand
let all thy Church’s pastors be.

Wisdom and zeal and faith impart,
firmness with meekness, from above,
to bear thy people in their heart,
and love the souls whom thou dost love;

to watch and pray and never faint,
by day and night their guard to keep,
to warn the sinner, cheer the saint,
to feed thy lambs and tend thy sheep.

So, when their work is finished here,
may they in hope their charge resign;
when the Chief Shepherd shall appear,
O God, may they and we be thine.