800. 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, strength to me impart,
and make me love you 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 op'ning skies;
but take the dimness of my soul away.

3 Have you not bid me love you, God and King;
all, all your own, soul, heart, and strength, and mind?
I see your cross; there teach my heart to cling.
Oh, let me seek you, and, oh, let me find!

4 Teach me to love you as your angels love,
one holy passion filling all my frame:
the baptism of the heav'n-descended dove,
my heart an altar, and your love the flame.

Text Information
First Line: Spirit of God, descend upon my heart
Title: Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
Author: George Croly, 1780-1860
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Pentecost, Holy Spirit; Commitment, Discipleship
Tune Information
Name: MORECAMBE
Composer: Frederick C. Atkinson, 1841-1897
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Key: B♭ Major



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