229. Holy Spirit, Hear Us

1 Holy Spirit, hear us
On this sacred day;
Come to us with blessing,
Come with us to stay.

2 Come as once Thou camest
To the faithful few
Patiently awaiting
Jesus’ promise true.

3 Up to heav’n ascending,
Our dear Lord has gone;
Yet His little children
Leaves He not alone.

4 To His blessed promise
Now in faith we cling.
Comforter most holy,
Spread o’er us Thy wing.

5 Lighten Thou our darkness,
Be Thyself our Light;
Strengthen Thou our weakness,
Spirit of all might.

6 Spirit of Adoption,
Make us overflow
With Thy sevenfold blessing
And in grace to grow.

7 Into Christ baptizèd
Grant that we may be
Day and night, dear Spirit,
Perfected by Thee.


Text Information
First Line: Holy Spirit, hear us
Title: Holy Spirit, Hear Us
Translator: Claudia F. Hernaman, d. 1898
Author: Joseph Mohr (1816)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church Year: Pentecost
Source: German
Tune Information
Composer: Friedrich Filitz (1847)
Key: F Major

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