239. Come Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire

1 Come Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire,
let us thine influence prove;
source of the old prophetic fire,
fountain of life and love.

2 Come, Holy Ghost, for, moved by thee,
thy prophets wrote and spoke:
unlock the truth, thyself the key,
unseal the sacred book.

3 Expand thy wings, celestial Dove,
brood o'er our nature's night;
on our disordered spirits move,
and let there now be light.

4 God, through himself, we then shall know,
if thou within us shine;
and sound, with all thy saints below,
the depths of love divine.

Text Information
First Line: Come Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire
Author: Charles Wesley (1707-1788)
Meter: CM
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Church Year: Pentecost; God: Love of; Holy Spirit: inspiration of (5 more...)
Tune Information
Name: NUN DANKET ALL' (GRÄFENBERG)
Composer (melody): Johann Crüger
Meter: CM
Key: F Major
Source: In Praxis Pietatis Melica, 1647; harmonised by Compilers of English Hymnal, 1906



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