O Thou who makest souls to shine
1 O Thou who makest souls to shine
With light from brighter worlds above,
Now send Thy glistening dew divine
On all who seek a Saviour's love.
2 Do Thou Thy benediction give
On all who teach, on all who learn,
That all Thy Church may holier live,
And every lamp more brightly burn.
3 Give those that teach pure hearts and wise,
Faith, hope, and love, all warmed by prayer;
Themselves first training for the skies,
They best will raise their people there.
4 Give those that learn the willing ear, The spirit meek the guileless mind, Such gifts will make the lowliest here, Far better than a kingdom find.
5 O bless the shepherd, bless the sheep,
That guide and guided both be oneó
One in the faithful watch they keep,
Until this hurrying life be done.
6 If thus, good Lord thy grace be given
Our glory meets us ere we die;
Before we upward pass to heaven
We taste our immortality.