Scripture Verse

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace. Galatians 5:22

Introduction

Words: An­on­y­mous.

Music: Spohr, from the or­a­to­rio Cal­va­ry, by Lud­wig Spohr, 1835 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Ludwig Spohr
(1784–1859)

Lyrics

O for a heart of calm repose
Amid the world’s loud roar,
A life that like a river flows
Along a peaceful shore!

Come, Holy Spirit! still my heart
With gentleness divine;
Indwelling peace Thou canst impart;
O make the blessing mine.

Above these scenes of storm and strife
There spreads a region fair;
Give me to live that higher life,
And breathe that heavenly air.

Come, Holy Spirit! breathe that peace
That victory make me win;
Then shall my soul her conflict cease,
And find a heaven within.