291. Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness (Spirit)

Text Information
First Line: You moved on the waters
Title: Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness (Spirit)
Author: James K. Manley (1975, alt.)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: Irregular
Scripture: Genesis 1:6-9; Exodus 20:1-21; Psalm 104:5-9; Luke 2:7; Luke 23:46; Acts 2:1-4; Acts 2:17
Topic: Christian Year: Pentecost; Community in Christ; Creation (2 more...)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Spirit, spirit of gentleness
Copyright: © 1978 James K. Manley
Tune Information
Composer: James K. Manley (1976)
Meter: Irregular
Key: b minor or modal
Copyright: © 1978 James K. Manley

Text Information:

As the author/composer reminds us in the refrain, the Spirit is both gentle and restless. The stanzas reinforce a sense of the Spirit’s activity through a wide range of verbs, initially in the past tense; but they become more urgent in the present tense of the fourth stanza.

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