Scripture Verse

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


Words: Phi­lip P. Bliss, Gos­pel Hymns and Sac­red Songs (New York: Big­low & Main, 1875), num­ber 42.

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

Philip P. Bliss

Origin of the Hymn

[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


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.