Scripture Verse

It is the Spirit that beareth witness. 1 John 5:6

Introduction

Words: From The Ev­an­ge­li­cal Ma­ga­zine, 1821, signed Er­i­phus.

Music: Co­ro­nae Will­iam H. Monk, 1871 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William H. Monk
(1823–1889)

Lyrics

Who but Thou, almighty Spirit,
Can the heathen world reclaim?
Men may preach, but till Thou favor,
Heathens will be still the same:
Mighty Spirit,
Witness to the Savior’s name.

Thou hast promised by the prophets,
Glorious light in latter days;
Come and bless bewildered nations,
Change our prayers and tears to praise:
Promised Spirit,
Round the world diffuse Thy rays.

All our hopes, and prayers, and labors,
Must be vain without Thine aid:
But Thou will not disappoint us;
All is true that Thou hast said:
Gracious Spirit,
O’er the world Thine influence spread.