Scripture Verse

O God of hosts: look down from Heaven. Psalm 80:14


Edward Hodges (1796–1867)

Words: Ar­thur J. Ma­son, in Sup­ple­men­tal Hymns to Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1889.

Music: Glou­ces­ter Ed­ward Hodg­es, in Hal­le­lu­jah, 1841 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Arthur J. Mason (1851–1928)
National Portrait Gallery



Look down upon us, God of grace,
And send from Thy most ho­ly place
The quick­en­ing Spir­it all di­vine,
On us and on this bread and wine.

O may His ov­er­sha­dow­ing
Make now for us this bread we bring
The body of Thy Son our Lord,
This cup His blood for sin­ners poured.