Shepherd divine, our wants relieve (Thomas Turton)
- Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-02-08). Score information: A4, 1 page, 44 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
- Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-02-08). Score information: A4, 1 page, 73 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Shepherd divine, our want relieve.
Shepherd divine, our wants relieve
in this our evil day;
to all thy tempted followers give
the power to watch and pray.
Long as our fiery trials last,
long as the cross we bear,
O let our souls on thee be cast
in never-ceasing prayer.
The Spirit’s interceding grace
give us in faith to claim;
to wrestle till we see thy face,
and know thy hidden name.
Till thou thy perfect love impart,
till thou thyself bestow,
be this the cry of every heart,
‘I will not let thee go.’
I will not let thee go, unless
thou tell thy name to me;
with all thy great salvation bless,
and make me all like thee.
Then let me on the mountain-top
behold thy open face;
where faith in sight is swallowed up,
and prayer in endless praise.