I will pour My Spirit upon thy seed, and My blessing upon thine offspring.@Isaiah 44:3
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Henry More (1614–1687)

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.

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

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!