Scripture Verse

Strengthened with might by His Spirit. Ephesians 3:16

Introduction

Words: Tho­mas B. Poll­ock (1836–1896).

Music: Gower’s Litany John H. Gow­er, 1891 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when this hymn was writ­ten, where to get a good pho­to of Gower (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Pol­lock, would you ?

portrait
Thomas B. Pollock
(1836–1896)

Lyrics

Spirit, strength of all the weak,
Giving courage to the meek,
Teaching faltering hopes to speak;
Hear us, Holy Spirit.

Spirit, aiding all who yearn
More of truth divine to learn
And with deeper love to burn;
Hear us, Holy Spirit.

Spirit, Fount of faith and joy,
Giving peace without alloy,
Hope that nothing can destroy;
Hear us, Holy Spirit.

Source of love and light divine,
With that hallowing grace of Thine,
More and more upon us shine;
Hear us, Holy Spirit.

Holy, loving, as Thou art,
Come and live within our heart,
Never from us to depart;
Hear us, Holy Spirit.

May we soon, from sin set free,
Where Thy work may perfect be,
Jesus’ face with rapture see:
Hear us, Holy Spirit.