Scripture Verse

He breathed on them and said, Receive the Holy Spirit. John 20:22


Words: N. J. Squires, in Hymns of Chris­tian En­dea­vor, ed­it­ed by Sam­u­el W. Ad­ri­ance (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Unit­ed So­ci­e­ty of Chris­tian En­dea­vor, 1888), num­ber 65.

Music: Hotch­kiss Amel­ia S. Hotch­kiss (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Dear Lord, ascended Savior,
Here once again
We make our consecration,
In Thy dear name.

Christ Jesus, our Redeemer,
Behold us now;
O breathe on us Thy Spirit—
Lowly we bow.

We turn from all our wanderings,
To seek Thy face;
Heal Thou our hearts and strengthen,
By Thy sweet grace.

O may this consecration,
In Thee complete,
Be evermore enduring,
Till Thee we meet.