Scripture Verse

There appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. Acts 2:3


Ignaz J. Pleyel (1757–1831)

Words: Will­iam L. Al­ex­an­der, 1849.

Music: Grace Church Ig­naz J. Pley­el, 1815 (🔊 pdf nwc).

William L. Alexander (1808–1884)


Spirit of power, and truth, and love,
Who sitt’st enthroned in light above,
Descend, and bear us on Thy wings
Far from these low and fleeting things.

Compassed by foes on every side,
By sin and sore temptation tried,
Where can we look or whither flee
If not, great Strengthener, to Thee?

Come, Ho­ly Spi­rit, like the fire,
With burning zeal our souls inspire,
Come like the south wind breathing balm,
Our joys refresh, our passions calm.

Come like the sun’s enlightening beam,
Come like the cooling, cleansing stream,
With all Thy graces present be:
Spirit of God, we wait for Thee.