Scripture Verse

There appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. Acts 2:3


Joel Swartz (1827–1914)

Words: Jo­el Swartz, in Bright Light, by So­lo­mon Straub (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: 1893), page 199.

Music: Chhat­tis­garh So­lo­mon W. Straub, 1893 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Straub (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Spirit of life and truth and love,
Our com­fort­er and guide,
Descend up­on us, hea­ven­ly Dove,
And with our souls abide!

Shine Thou up­on the writ­ten word,
And on our vi­sion shine,
That we may see our Sav­ior, Lord,
In ev­ery gra­cious line.

And guide us in the paths of peace
Thro’ life’s un­ev­en way,
Until these earth­ly wan­der­ings cease,
In Hea­ven’s un­cloud­ed day.