"Send, O Lord, Thy Holy Spirit"
                        by unknown author, 19th century
               Translated by Frederick W. Hersberger, 1859-1930
                                  Text From:
             (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p. 343

        1. Send, O Lord, Thy Holy Spirit
        On Thy servant now, we pray;
        Let him prove a faithful shepherd
        To Thy little lambs alway.
        Thy pure teaching to proclaim,
        To extol Thy holy name,
        And to feed Thy lambs, dear Savior,
        Make his aim and sole endeavor.

        2. Thou, O Lord, Thyself hast called him
        For Thy precious lambs to care;
        But to prosper in his calling,
        He the Spirit's gifts must share.
        Grant him wisdom from above,
        Fill his heart with holy love;
        In all weakness be Thou near him,
        In his prayers, Good Shepherd, hear him.

        3. Help, Lord Jesus, help him nourish
        Our dear children with Thy Word
        That in constant love they serve Thee
        Till in heav'n their song is heard.
        Boundless blessings, Lord, bestow
        On his faithful toil below
        Till by grace to him is given
        His reward, the crown of heaven.
Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Hymn #491 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Acts 11:24 Titled: "Segne, Herr, mit deinem Geiste" Author: unknown, 19th century Translated by: Frederick W. Herzberger, 1930, alt. Composer: Johann Schop, 1642 Tune: "Werde Munter"
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