495. Spirit of God, descend upon my heart

1 Spirit of God, descend upon my heart;
wean it from earth; through all its pulses move;
stoop to my weakness, mighty as thou art,
and make me love thee as I ought to love.

2 I ask no dream, no prophet-ecstasies,
no sudden rending of the veil of clay,
no angel-visitant, no opening skies;
but take the dimness of my soul away.

3 Hast thou not bid me love thee, God and King --
all, all thine own, soul, heart, and strength, and mind?
I see thy cross -- there teach my heart to cling;
oh, let me seek thee, and oh, let me find!

4 Teach me to feel that thou art always nigh;
teach me the struggles of the soul to bear,
to check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh,
teach me the patience of unanswered prayer.

5 Teach me to love thee as thine angels love,
one holy passion filling all my frame --
the baptism of the heaven-descended Dove,
my heart an altar, and thy love the flame.

Text Information
First Line: Spirit of God, descend upon my heart
Author: George Croly (1780-1860)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Scripture: 1 Samuel 10:5-11; 2 Peter 1:16-18; Acts 1:4-5; Acts 2:3; Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Galatians 6:14; Hebrews 13:2; John 14:15-17; John 20:24-29; Luke 1:11; Luke 1:26; Luke 3:22; Luke 11:13; Mark 1:10; Mark 12:30-31; Matthew 1:20; Matthew 3:6; Matthew 3:16; Matthew 7:7; Matthew 22:37-38; Psalm 34:18; Psalm 145:17-18; Romans 8:6; Romans 8:11; Romans 8:26; Romans 12:11
Topic: Our Response to Christ: In Penitence; The Holy Spirit: The Coming of the Spirit; Holy Spirit: illunination of (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: SONG 22
Composer: Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Key: F Major or modal

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