O Lord to whom the spirits live

O Lord to whom the spirits live

Author: Richard Frederick Littledale
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1. O Lord, to whom the spirits live
Of all the faithful passed away,
Unto their path that brightness give
Which shineth to the perfect day.

O Lamb of God, Redeemer blest,
Grant them eternal light and rest.

2. Bless Thou the dead which die in Thee;
As Thou hast given them release;
So quicken them Thy face to see,
And give them everlasting peace. [Refrain]

3. In Thy green, pleasant pastures feed
The sheep which Thou hast summoned hence;
And by the still, cool waters lead
Thy flock in loving providence. [Refrain]

4. How long, O holy Lord, how long
Must we and they expectant wait
To hear the gladsome bridal song,
To see Thee in Thy royal state? [Refrain]

5. O hearken, Savior, to their cry,
O rend the heavens and come down,
Make up the jewels speedily,
And set them in Thy golden crown. [Refrain]

6. Direct us with Thine arm of might,
And bring us, perfected with them,
To dwell within Thy city bright,
The heavenly Jerusalem. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5162

Author: Richard Frederick Littledale

Littledale, Richard Frederick, LL.D., D.C.L., son of John Richard Littledale, merchant, was born at Dublin on the 14th of Sept, 1833, and was educated at Bective House Seminary, and Trinity College, Dublin. His University course was distinguished. In 1852 he became a University Scholar; in 1854 he was first class in Classics and gold medallist; in 1856 he won the Berkeley gold medal (for Greek), and other honours. He graduated B.A., 1855, M.A., 1858, LL.D., 1862, and D.C.L. at Oxford, 1862. Taking Holy Orders in 1856, he was Curate of St. Matthew's, in Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich, from 1856 to 1857, and of St. Mary the Virgin, Soho, London, from 1857 to 1861. Through ill-health he retired from parochial work in 1861, and devoted himself to liter… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Lord to whom the spirits live
Author: Richard Frederick Littledale



The Cyber Hymnal #5162
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Small Church Music #2777
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Small Church Music #5563
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