407. Spirit Divine, Attend Our Prayers

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1 Spirit divine, attend our prayers,
and make this house your home.
Descend with all your gracious powers.
O come, great Spirit, come!

2 Come as the light. To us reveal
our emptiness and woe.
And lead us in those paths of life
where all the righteous go.

3 Come as the fire and purge our hearts
like sacrificial flame.
Let our whole soul an offering be
to our Redeemer's name.

4 Come as the dove and spread your wings,
the wings of peaceful love.
And let the church on earth become
blest as the church above.

5 Spirit divine, attend our prayers.
Make a lost world your home.
Descend with all your gracious powers.
O come, great Spirit, come!

Text Information
First Line: Spirit divine, attend our prayers
Title: Spirit Divine, Attend Our Prayers
Author: Andrew Reed (1829, alt.)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: The Church; Gathering; Kingdom of God (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Crüger (1647 c.)
Meter: CM
Key: F Major

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The subtle changes between the first and last stanzas here are important; they reveal how the gift of the Holy Spirit transforms and widens our concern from ourselves to the world around us. The tune is named for the text it first set, “Now let all thank and bring honor.”

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