A Whitsuntide Hymn

Lord, let Thy Spirit, from earthly passion weaning

Author: Valdimar Briem; Translator: Charles Venn Pilcher
Tune: BERGGREN
Published in 4 hymnals

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Lord, let Thy Spirit, from earthly passion weaning,
Lead me along Thy will's all-holy way,
To find, by faith on Jesus' bosom leaning,
'Mid trial, doubt, and need, in Him my stay.

Lord, let Thy Spirit, Thy Word's deep wealth unsealing,
Lighten mine eyes with truth's celestial fire;
In life, in death, the narrow path revealing
Towards the Promised Land of our desire.

Lord, let Thy Spirit, new love, new life bestowing,
Create a holy heart my breast within;
That I, into my Saviour's likeness growing,
May bear His image through a world of sin.

Lord, let Thy Spirit, each idol form down-tearing,
Cast from my soul the thoughts, the sins that stain;
Within those walls a temple meet preparing,
Where Jesus evermore may dwell, and reign.

Author: Valdimar Briem

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 1, 1848, Grund, Ice­land. Died: May 3, 1930, Stó­ri-Nú­pur, Ice­land. Briem at­tend­ed the The­o­lo­gic­al Sem­in­ary in Reyk­ja­vik, was or­dained in 1873, and in 1880 be­came pas­tor of the Stó­ri-Nú­pur par­ish, where he served for three de­cades. In 1909, he be­came vice-bi­shop of Skál­holt. The 1886 Ice­lan­dic hym­nal has 102 orig­in­al hymns by Briem, and 39 of his trans­la­tions. Lyrics: Hve dryalegur er Drott­inn (How Mar­vel­ous God’s Great­ness) Lord, Let Thy Spir­it --/www.hymntime.com/tch  Go to person page >

Translator: Charles Venn Pilcher

Pilcher, Charles Venn. (Oxford, June 4, 1879--July 4, 1961, Sydney, Australia). Anglican. Grandnephew of Charlotte Elliott. Hertford College, Oxford, B.A., 1902; M.A., 1905; B.D., 1909; D.D., 1921. Curacies at Birmingham, 1903-1905; St. James, Toronto, 1910-1916; taught theology at Auckland Castle, England, 1905-1906, and at Wycliffe College, Toronto, 1916-1936. Elected coadjutor bishop of Sydney, Australia, at the instance of a former Wycliffe colleague, Archbishop Mowll. He composed hymn tunes and other music, and long played bass clarinet in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Also, he translated and published much devotional material from Iceland, notably Iceland Christian Classics (1950). These side interests, like his hymn writing, merely… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, let Thy Spirit, from earthly passion weaning
Title: A Whitsuntide Hymn
Author: Valdimar Briem
Translator: Charles Venn Pilcher
Meter: 11.10.11.10 D
Language: English

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