Spirit of God, that moved of oldAuthor: Cecil Frances Alexander
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1 Spirit of God, that moved of old
Upon the waters' darkened face,
Come, when our faithless hearts are cold,
And stir them with an inward grace.
2 Thou that art pow'r and peace combined,
All highest strength, all purest love,
The rushing of the mighty wind,
The brooding of the gentle dove.
3 Come, give us still thy pow'rful aid,
And urge us on, and make us thine;
Nor leave the hearts that once were made
Fit temples for thy grace divine.
4 Nor let us quench thy sev'nfold light;
But still with softest breathings stir
Our wayward souls, and lead us right,
O Holy Ghost, the Comforter.
Source: Trinity Hymnal #255
Spirit of God, that moved of old. Cecil F. Alexander, née Humphreys. [Whitsuntide.] Appeared in the Society for Promoting Christian KnowledgeHymns, 1852, No. 70, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines. In Mrs. Alexander's Hymns Descriptive and Devotional, 1858, No. 15, it was republished in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, the new stanza, the third, being "Unseal the well within our hearts." The 1852 text is that usually given in modern hymnbooks. In Dr. Martineau's Hymns, &c, 1873. No. 95 is an altered form of stanzas ii.-iv. of the 1852 text, and begins, "Thou Power and Peace! in Whom we find."
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|Small Church Music #1124||Soldau||Spirit of God, that moved of old||SOLDAU||Cecil Frances Alexander||188.8.131.52|
|The Cyber Hymnal #6009||Spirit of God, That Moved of Old||Spirit of God, that moved of old||SOLDAU||Cecil F. Alexander||LM||<cite>Hymns</cite>, by the Society for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge, 1852|