Create in me a clean heart, O God…take not Thy Holy Spirit from me. Psalm 51:10–11
Words: 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.
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.