Send down thy truth, O God

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1. Send down Thy truth, O God;
Too long the shadows frown;
Too long the darkened way we’ve trod:
Thy truth, O Lord, send down.

2. Send down Thy Spirit free,
Till wilderness and town
One temple for Thy worship be:
Thy Spirit, O send down.

3. Send down Thy love, Thy life,
Our lesser lives to crown,
And cleanse them of their hate and strife:
Thy living love send down.

4. Send down Thy peace, O Lord:
Earth’s bitter voices drown
In one deep ocean of accord:
Thy peace, O God, send down.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5968

Author: Edward Rowland Sill

Sill, Edward Rowland, b. at Windsor, Conn., April 29, 1841, and educated at Yale. He was Prof. of English Literature in the University of California, 1874-1882. He died at Cleveland, O., Feb. 27, 1887. His poetical works include The Hermitage, 1867, and Venus of Milo, 1883. Several of his pieces are in Horder's Treasury of American Sacred Song, 1896-1900. His hymn, "Send down Thy truth, O God" (For the outpouring of the Holy Spirit), in The Pilgrim Hymnal, 1904, is from The Hermitage, 1867. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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Author: Edward Rowland Sill

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