The spirit of life in Christ Jesus.@Romans 8:2

Johann Niedling, 1651; translated from German to English by John C. Mattes, 1913.

Jesulein Süss, Geistliche Kirchengesang (Cologne, Germany: 1623); harmony by Johann S. Bach (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Johann S. Bach (1685-1750)

O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God,
In every need Thou bringest aid,
Thou camest forth from God’s great throne,
From God, the Father and the Son;
O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God.

O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God,
Make us to love Thy sacred Word;
The holy flame of love impart,
That charity may warm each heart;
O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God.

O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God,
Increase our faith in our dear Lord;
Unless Thy grace the power should give,
None can believe in Christ and live;
O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God.

O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God,
Enlighten us by Thy blest Word;
Teach us to know the Father’s love,
And His dear Son, who reigns above:
O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God.