Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

portrait
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).

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

Lyrics

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.