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.