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Pentecost

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COME, Holy Spirit, God and Lord!

Be all Thy graces now outpoured
On the believer's mind and soul,
To strengthen, save, and make us whole.
Lord, by the brightness of Thy light,
Thou in the faith dost men unite,
Of ev'ry land and ev'ry tongue:
This to Thy praise, O Lord, be sung.

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
2 Thou strong Defense, Thou holy Light,

Teach us to know our God aright,
And call Him Father from the heart;
The word of life and truth impart,
That we may love not doctrines strange,
Nor e'er to other teachers range,
But Jesus for our Master own,
And put our trust in Him alone.

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
3 Thou sacred Ardor, Comfort sweet,

Help us to wait with ready feet,
And willing heart at Thy command,
Nor trial fright us from Thy band.
Lord, make us ready with Thy powers;
Strengthen the flesh in weaker hours,
That as good warriors we may force
Through life and death to Thee our course!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

M. Luther.
C. Winkworth, Tr.

191

G RACIOUS Spirit, Dove divine !

Let Thy light within me shine;
All my guilty fears remove,
Fill me with Thy heav'nly love.

2 Speak Thy pardoning grace to me,

Set the burdened sinner free;
Lead me to the Lamb of God;
Wash me in His precious blood.

3 Life and peace to me impart,

Seal salvation on my heart;
Breathe Thyself into my breast,
Earnest of eternal rest.

4 Let me never from Thee stray,

Keep me in the narrow way;
Fill my soul with joy divine,
Keep me, Lord, forever Thine.

J. Stocker.

193

COME, gracious Spirit, heav'nly Dove,

With light and comfort from above; Be Thou our Guardian, Thou our Guide; O’er ev'ry thought and step preside.

2 The light of truth to us display,

And make us know and choose Thy way;
Plant holy fear in every heart,
That we from Thee may ne'er depart.

3 Lead us to Christ, the living Way,

Nor let us from His precepts stray;
Lead us to holiness, the road
That we must take to dwell with God.

4 Lead us to heaven, that we may share

Fullness of joy forever there;
Lead us to God, our final rest,
To be with Him forever blest.

S. Brown.

194 OME, Holy Ghost, Creator blest,

Vouchsafe within our souls to rest; Come with Thy grace and heav'nly aid, And fill the hearts which Thou hast made.

2 To Thee, the Comforter, we cry,

To Thee, the Gift of God most high,
The Fount of Life, the Fire of Love,
The souls' Anointing from above.

3 The sev’nfold gifts of grace art Thine,

O Finger of the hand divine;
True promise of the Father Thou,
Who dost the tongue with speech endow.

4 Thy light to ev'ry thought impart,

And shed Thy love in every heart;
The weakness of our mortal state
With deathless might invigorate.

5 Drive far away our wily foe,

And Thine abiding peace bestow;
If Thou be our preventing Guide,
No evil can our steps betide.

6 Make Thou us to the Father known;

Teach us th' eternal Son to own,
And Thee, whose name we ever bless,
Of both the Spirit, to confess.

7 Praise we the Father and the Son,

And Holy Spirit, Three in One;
And may the Son on us bestow
The gifts that from the Spirit flow.

M. Luther.
E. Caswall, Tr.

195

HOLY Spirit! hear us

On this sacred day; Come to us with blessing,

Come with us to stay.

2 Come as Thou once camest

To the faithful few, Patiently awaiting

Jesus' promise true.

3 Up to heav'n ascending

Our dear Lord has gone; Yet His little children

Leaves He not alone.

+ To His blesséd promise

Now in faith we cling: Comforter, most holy !

Spread o'er us Thy wing.

5 Lighten Thou our darkness,

Be Thyself our light; Strengthen Thou our weakness,

Spirit of all might!

6 Spirit of blessed unction!

Make us overflow
With Thy sev'nfold blessing,

And in grace to grow.

7 Into Christ baptizéd

Grant that we may be, Day and night, dear Spirit,

Perfected by Thee!

W. H. Parker.

196

O

HOLY Spirit, enter in,
Among these hearts Thy work begin,
Thy temple deign to make us;
Sun of the soul, Thou Light divine,
Around and in us brightly shine,
To strength and gladness wake us.
Where Thou shinest,
Life from heaven there is given;
We before Thee,
For that precious gift implore Thee.

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