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