117b. 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
Title: Come, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788
Publication Date: 2000
Meter: CM
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Year A: Baptism of Christ; Year A: Second Sunday Before Lent; Year A: Pentecost (6 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Thomas Clark, 1775-1859
Harmonizer: Martin Shaw, 1875-1958
Meter: CM
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Harm. © Oxford University Press, from the "New English Hymnal"

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