Scripture Verse

Ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit. Ephesians 1:13


Words: Ri­chard F. Lit­tle­dale, 1867.

Music: Ev­elyn (Sul­li­van) Ar­thur S. Sul­li­van, 1874 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Lit­tle­dale (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Arthur S. Sullivan (1842–1900)


Spirit blest, who art adored
With the Fa­ther and the Word,
One eter­nal God and Lord:
Hear us, Ho­ly Spi­rit.

Thou by whom the vir­gin bore
Him whom Heav’n and earth adore,
Sent our na­ture to re­store:
Hear us, Ho­ly Spi­rit.

Thou whom Je­sus, from His throne,
Gave to cheer and help His own,
That they might not be alone:
Hear us, Ho­ly Spi­rit.

Thou whose grace the Church doth fill,
Showing her God’s per­fect will,
Making Je­sus pre­sent still:
Hear us, Ho­ly Spi­rit.

All Thy gra­cious gifts be­stow,
Gifts of wis­dom God to know,
Gifts of strength to meet the foe:
Hear us, Ho­ly Spi­rit.

All our evil pas­sions kill,
Bend aright our stub­born will;
Though we grieve Thee, pa­tient still:
Hear us, Ho­ly Spi­rit.

Come to strength­en all the weak,
Give Thy cour­age to the meek,
Teach our fal­t’ring tongues to speak:
Hear us, Ho­ly Spi­rit.

Holy, lov­ing, as Thou art,
Come, and live with­in our heart;
Nevermore from us de­part:
Hear us, Ho­ly Spi­rit.