40. O Spirit of the Living God

1 O Spirit of the living God,
in all the fullness of thy grace,
wherever human foot hath trod,
descend on our rebellious race.

2 Give tongues of fire and hearts of love
to preach the reconciling word;
give power and unction from above,
whene'er the joyful sound is heard.

3 Be darkness at thy coming light;
confusion, order in thy path;
souls without strength inspire with might,
bid mercy triumph over wrath.

4 O Spirit of the Lord, prepare
all the round earth its God to meet;
breathe thou abroad like morning air,
till hearts of stone begin to beat.

5 Baptize the nations; far and nigh
the triumph of the cross record;
the name of Jesus glorify,
till every kindred call him Lord.

Text Information
First Line: O Spirit of the living God
Title: O Spirit of the Living God
Author: James Montgomery (1771-1854) (alt.)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1998
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Christian Initiation; Mission; Pentecost (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: William Knapp (1698-1768)
Meter: LM
Key: A♭ Major
Notes: Higher key 353

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