388. O Spirit of the Living God

1 O Spirit of the living God,
In all the fullness of your grace,
Wherever human feet have trod,
Descend on our apostate race.

2 Give tongues of fire and hearts of love
To preach the reconciling Word;
Give pow'r and unction from above,
Where’er this blessed sound is heard.

3 Be darkness, at your coming, light;
Confusion, order in your path;
Souls without strength inspire with might;
Let mercy triumph over wrath.

4 O Spirit of the Lord, prepare
A sinful world its God to meet;
And breathe abroad like morning air,
Till hearts of stone begin to beat.

5 Proclaim the Gospel far and wide;
The triumphs of the cross record;
The name of Christ be glorified;
Let ev'ry people 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: L M
Language: English
Publication Date: 1978
Topic: Witness; Judgment
Tune Information
Composer: Samuel Webbe Sr., 1740-1816
Meter: L M
Key: D Major

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