Scripture Verse

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


Joel Swartz

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.