Scripture Verse

Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Acts 2:38


Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, Hymns and Spi­ri­tu­al Songs 1707–09, Book 2, num­ber 133. The op­era­tions of the Ho­ly Spi­rit.

Music: Lu­ton George Bur­der, 1774 (🔊 pdf nwc).

George Burder (1752–1832)


Eternal Spi­rit! we con­fess
And sing the won­ders of Thy grace;
Thy pow­er con­veys our bless­ings down
From God the Fa­ther and the Son.

Enlightened by Thine heav’n­ly ray,
Our shades and dark­ness turn to day;
Thine in­ward teach­ings make us know
Our dan­ger and our re­fuge, too.

Thy pow­er and glo­ry work with­in,
And break the chains of reign­ing sin;
Do our im­pe­ri­ous lusts sub­due,
And form our wretch­ed hearts anew.

The trou­bled con­science knows Thy voice,
Thy cheer­ing words awake our joys;
Thy words al­lay the stor­my wind,
And calm the surg­es of the mind.