Scripture Verse

I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever. John 14:16

Introduction

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Lydia H. Sigourney
1791–1865

Words: Ly­dia H. Si­gour­ney, in Vil­lage Hymns, by As­a­hel Net­tle­ton, 1824.

Music: Wool­wich Charles E. Ket­tle, 1876 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Blest Comforter divine,
Whose rays of heav’nly love
Amid our gloom and darkness shine,
And guide our souls above;

Thou, who with still small voice
Dost stop the sinner’s way,
And bid the mourning saint rejoice,
Though earthly joys decay;

Thou, whose inspiring breath
Can make the cloud of care,
And e’en the gloomy vale of death,
A smile of glory wear;

Thou, who dost fill the heart
With love to all our race;
Blest Comforter, to us impart
The blessings of Thy grace.