Scripture Verse

He was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith. Acts 11:24


Johan Schop (1590–1664)

Words: Un­known au­thor, 19th Cen­tu­ry (Segne, Herr, mit dein­em Geiste). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Fred­er­ick W. Herz­ber­ger (1859–1930).

Music: Wer­de mun­ter Jo­hann Schop, 1642 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Clevedon ano­ny­mous, in The Pri­mi­tive Me­tho­dist Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by George Booth (Lon­don: Pri­mi­tive Me­tho­dist Pub­lish­ing House, 1889), num­ber 187 (🔊 pdf nwc)

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Herz­ber­ger (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Send, O Lord, Thy Ho­ly Spi­rit
On Thy servant now we pray;
Let him prove a faithful shepherd
To Thy little lambs alway;
Thy pure teaching to pro­claim,
To extol Thy holy name,
And to feed Thy lambs, dear Sav­ior,
Make his aim and sole endeavor.

Thou, O Lord, Thy­self hast called him
For Thy precious lambs to care;
But to prosper in his calling,
He the Spi­rit’s gifts must share.
Grant him wisdom from above,
Fill his heart with holy love;
In all weakness be Thou near him,
In his prayers, Good Shepherd, hear him.

Help, Lord Je­sus, help him nourish
Our dear children with Thy Word
That in constant love they serve Thee
Till in Heav’n their song is heard.
Boundless blessings, Lord, bestow
On his faithful toil below
Till by grace to him is given
His reward, the crown of Hea­ven.