"Pour Out Thy Spirit from on High"
                      by James Montgomery, 1771-1854
                                Text From:
                            THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
               (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Pour out Thy Spirit from on high,
        Lord, Thine assembled servants bless;
        Graces and gifts to each supply
        And clothe Thy priests with righteousness.

        2. Before Thine altar when we stand
        To teach the truth as taught by Thee,
        Savior, like stars in Thy right hand
        The angels of Thy churches be.

        3. Wisdom and zeal and faith impart,
        Firmness with meekness, from above,
        To bear Thy people on our heart
        And love the souls whom Thou dost love;

        4. To watch and pray and never faint
        By day and night strict guard to keep,
        To warn the sinner, cheer the saint,
        Nourish Thy lambs, and feed Thy sheep.

        5. Then, when our work is finished here,
        We may in hope our charge resign.
        When the Chief Shepherd shall appear,
        O God, may they and we be Thine! 

Notes: Hymn #490 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Psalm 132:9 Author: James Montgomery, 1832 Tune: "O Jesu Christ, mein's" 1st Published in: _Nuernbergisches Gesangbuch_, 1676
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