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O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God

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1 O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God,
in ev'ry need thou bring us aid,
proceeding forth from heaven's throne,
from God, the Father and the Son;
O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God.

2 O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God,
increase our faith in our dear Lord;
unless your grace the pow'r should give,
none can believe in Christ and live;
O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God.

3 O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God,
make us to love your sacred word;
the holy flame of love impart,
that charity may warm each heart;
O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God.

4 O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God,
enlighten us by that same word;
teach us to know God's radiant love,
lead us to Christ who reigns above:
O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Worship #405

Author: Johann Niedling

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Translator: John C. Mattes

Born: November 8, 1876, Easton, Pennsylvania. Died: January 27, 1948. Educated at the Theological Seminary at Mount Airy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mattes pastored in Trenton, New Jersey (1901-15), and Scranton, Pennsylvania (1915-38), and was a professor of theology at Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa (1939-48). Translations: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming O Spirit of Life Go to person page >



The Cyber Hymnal #5337
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Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #186Text
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #405TextPage Scan
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #505
Small Church Music #1114Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #5337TextScoreAudio
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #401
With One Voice #680Text
Include 5 pre-1979 instances