O Thou Who makest souls to shine

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CGS No.: 
551

Verse 1
O Thou Who makest souls to shine
With light from brighter worlds above;
And droppest glistening dew Divine
On all who seek a Saviour's love.

Verse 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.

Verse 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.

Verse 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.

Verse 5
Oh! bless the shepherd; bless the sheep,
That guide and guided both be one;
One, in the faithful watch they keep,
Until this hurrying life be done.

Verse 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.