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504. O Spirit of the Living God

1 O Spirit of the living God,
In all Thy plenitude of grace,
Where’er the foot of man hath 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 the joyful sound is heard.

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

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

5 Baptize the nations; far and nigh
The triumphs of the Cross record;
The name of Jesus glorify,
Till every kindred call Him Lord.

6 God from eternity hath willed
All flesh shall His salvation see:
So be the Father’s love fulfilled,
The Savior’s sufferings crowned through Thee.


Text Information
First Line: O Spirit of the living God
Title: O Spirit of the Living God
Author: James Montgomery (1833)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church: Missions
Tune Information
Composer: Samuel Webbe (1782)
Meter: L.M.
Key: E Major

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