Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.@Ephesians 4:30

Philip P. Bliss, in Gospel Hymns and Sacred Songs, by Philip Bliss & Ira D. Sankey (New York: Biglow & Main, 1875), number 42.

Estrellas Philip P. Bliss, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

[This song] was suggested to him by B. F. Jacobs. He loved the song himself, and the words are among the most beautiful he has written. He felt that more should be sung of the Holy Spirit, and wrote this after being in the work.

Whittle, p. 138

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Philip P. Bliss (1838-1876)

The Spirit, oh, sinner,
In mercy doth move,
Thy heart, so long hardened,
Of sin to reprove;
Resist not the Spirit,
Nor longer delay;
God’s gracious entreaties,
May end with today.

Oh, child of the kingdom,
From sin service cease:
Be filled with the Spirit,
With comfort and peace.
Oh, grieve not the Spirit,
Thy Teacher is He,
That Jesus, Thy Savior,
May glorified be.

Defiled is the temple,
Its beauty laid low,
On God’s holy altar
The embers faint glow.
By love yet rekindled,
A flame may be fanned;
Oh, quench not the Spirit,
The Lord is at hand.