Pour out thy Spirit from on high
1 Pour out thy Spirit from on high;
Lord, thine ordained servants bless:
graces and gifts to each supply,
and clothe thy priests with righteousness.
2 Within your temple when we stand
to hear your truth you taught, may they,
Saviour, like stars in your right hand
true pastors of the churches be.
3 Wisdom and zeal and faith impart,
firmness with meekness, from above,
to bear thy people on their heart
and love the souls whom Thou dost love;
4 to watch and pray and never faint,
by day and night strict guard to keep;
to warn the sinner, cheer the saint,
nourish thy lambs, and feed thy sheep;
5 then, when their work is finished here,
in humble hope their charge lay down,
when the Chief Shepherd shall appear
O God, may they and we be thine.