Create in me a clean heart, O God…take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.@Psalm 51:10–11
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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Fan­ny Cros­by, in Songs of Tri­umph, with Sup­ple­ment, ed­it­ed by John S. Ins­kip (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Na­tion­al Pub­lish­ing As­so­ci­a­tion for Pro­mo­tion of Ho­li­ness, 1885). Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Hen­ri­et­ta Blair, one of Fan­ny’s pseu­do­nyms.

Hen­ri­et­ta Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick, 1885 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William J. Kirkpatrick
(1838–1921)

Thy Holy Spirit, Lord, alone,
Can turn our hearts from sin;
His power alone can sanctify
And keep us pure within.

Thy Holy Spirit, Lord, alone
Can deeper love inspire;
His power alone within our souls
Can light the sacred fire.

Thy Holy Spirit, Lord, can bring
The gifts we seek in prayer;
His voice can words of comfort speak,
And still each wave of care.

Thy Holy Spirit, Lord, can give
The grace we need this hour;
And while we wait, O Spirit, come
In sanctifying power.