495. Spirit of God, descend upon my heart

1 Spirit of God, descend upon my heart;
wean it from earth; through all its pulses move;
stoop to my weakness, mighty as thou art,
and make me love thee as I ought to love.

2 I ask no dream, no prophet-ecstasies,
no sudden rending of the veil of clay,
no angel-visitant, no opening skies;
but take the dimness of my soul away.

3 Hast thou not bid me love thee, God and King --
all, all thine own, soul, heart, and strength, and mind?
I see thy cross -- there teach my heart to cling;
oh, let me seek thee, and oh, let me find!

4 Teach me to feel that thou art always nigh;
teach me the struggles of the soul to bear,
to check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh,
teach me the patience of unanswered prayer.

5 Teach me to love thee as thine angels love,
one holy passion filling all my frame --
the baptism of the heaven-descended Dove,
my heart an altar, and thy love the flame.

Text Information
First Line: Spirit of God, descend upon my heart
Author: George Croly (1780-1860)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: 10 10 10 10
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Topic: Our Response to Christ: In Penitence; The Holy Spirit: The Coming of the Spirit; Holy Spirit: illunination of (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: SONG 22
Composer: Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Key: F Major

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