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

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

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

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.