12013. Holy Spirit

1 Holy Spirit, while we gather
At this consecrated hour,
We would ask Thy presence with us,
We would feel Thy quickening power.

Holy Spirit, while we gather,
From our toil and labor free,
Rest upon us, dwell within us,
Close our hearts to all but Thee.

2 Blessèd Spirit, through Thy teaching,
While we read our Savior’s word,
And with Him we hold communion,
May His loving voice be heard. [Refrain]

3 O ’tis prayer that brings the blessing
When all other joys have flown,
Prayer that makes our burdens lighter,
Draws us near our Father’s throne. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Holy Spirit, while we gather
Title: Holy Spirit
Author: Fanny Crosby
Refrain First Line: Holy Spirit, while we gather
Meter: 87.87 D
Language: English
Source: The Northfield Hymnal by George C. Stebbins (New York/Chicago: Biglow & Main, 1904)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: ALGERIA by Daniel B. Towner
Tune Information
Composer: Victor H. Benke
Meter: 87.87 D
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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