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).

[This song] was sug­gest­ed to him by B. F. Ja­cobs [Ben­ja­min Frank­lin Ja­cobs, 1834–1902].

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

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.