The God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.@Romans 15:13

Cecil F. Alexander, in Hymns, by the Society for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge, 1852. The words below are an altered form of the original verses 2-4; they appeared in James Martineau’s Hymns, 1873, number 95.

Missionary Chant Heinrich C. Zeuner, 1832 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Cecil F. Alexander (1818-1895)

Thou Power and Peace, in whom we find
All holiest strength, all purest love,
The rushing of the mighty wind,
The brooding of the gentle dove.

Forever lend Thy sovereign aid,
And urge us on, and keep us Thine;
Nor leave the hearts which Thou hast made,
Fit temples of Thy grace divine.

Nor let us quench Thy saving light;
But still with softest breathings stir,
Our wayward souls, and lead us right,
O Holy Spirit, Comforter!