Scripture Verse

I will pour My Spirit upon thy seed, and My blessing upon thine offspring. Isaiah 44:3

Introduction

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Henry More
(1614–1687)

Words: Hen­ry More, Di­vine Di­a­logues with Di­vine Hymns 1668. These words come from the lar­ger hymn, When Christ His Bo­dy Up Had Borne. John Wes­ley ex­tract­ed this por­tion for the 1780 Wes­ley Hymn Book.

Music: Church Tri­um­phant James W. El­li­ott, 1874 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Abbotsford, Ca­tho­lische Geist­liche Ge­sän­ge (An­der­nach, Ger­ma­ny: 1608) (🔊 pdf nwc)

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of El­li­ott (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

On all the earth Thy Spirit shower;
The earth in righteousness renew;
Thy kingdom come, and hell’s o’erpower,
And to Thy scepter all subdue.

Like mighty winds, or torrents fierce,
Let it opposers all o’errun;
And every law of sin reverse,
That faith and love may make all one.

Yea, let Thy Spirit in every place
Its richer energy declare;
While lovely tempers, fruits of grace,
The kingdom of Thy Christ prepare.

Grant this, O holy God and true!
The ancient seers Thou didst inspire;
To us perform the promise due;
Descend, and crown us now with fire!