Scripture Verse

I will put My Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in My statutes, and ye shall keep My judgments, and do them. Ezekiel 36:27

Introduction

Words: Ce­cil F. Al­ex­an­der, in Hymns, by the So­ci­ety for the Pro­pa­ga­tion of Chris­tian Know­ledge, 1852.

Music: Sol­dau Geyst­liche Ge­sangk Buch­leyn (Wit­ten­berg, Ger­ma­ny: 1524) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Cecil F. Alexander
1818–1895

Lyrics

Spirit of God, that moved of old
Upon the waters’ dark­ened face,
Come, when our faith­less hearts are cold,
And stir them with an in­ward grace.

Thou that art pow­er and peace com­bined,
All highest strength, all pur­est love,
The rushing of the migh­ty wind,
The brooding of the gen­tle dove.

Come, give us still Thy pow­er­ful aid,
And urge us on, and make us Thine;
Nor leave the hearts that once were made
Fit temples for Thy grace di­vine.

Nor let us quench Thy sev’n­fold light;
But still with softest breath­ings stir
Our wayward souls, and lead us right,
O Holy Ghost, the Com­fort­er.