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913. O Holy Spirit, Enter In

1 O Holy Spirit, enter in,
And in our hearts Your work begin,
Your dwelling place now make us.
Sun of the soul, O Light divine,
Around and in us brightly shine,
To joy and gladness wake us
That we may be
Truly living,
To You giving
Prayer unceasing
And in love be still increasing.

2 Give to Your Word impressive pow'r,
That in our hearts from this good hour
As fire it may be glowing,
That in true Christian unity
We faithful witnesses may be,
Your glory ever showing.
Hear us, cheer us
By Your teaching;
Let our preaching
And our labor
Praise You, Lord, and serve our neighbor.

3 O mighty Rock, O Source of Life,
Let Your dear Word, in doubt and strife,
In us be strongly burning
That we be faithful unto death
And live in love and holy faith,
From You true wisdom learning.
Your grace and peace
On us shower;
By Your power
Christ confessing,
Let us see our Savior's blessing.

Text Information
First Line: O Holy Spirit, enter in
Title: O Holy Spirit, Enter In
Original Language: German
Author: Michael Schirmer, 1606-73 (adapt. )
Translator (sts. 1, 3): Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78 (alt.)
Meter: 887 887 4444 8
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Beginning of Service; Hymn of Invocation
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Tr. st. 2) alt.
Tune Information
Composer: Philipp Nicolai, 1556-1608
Meter: 887 887 4444 8
Key: D Major
Source: Choralbuch zum Evangelischen Kirchengesangbuch, Berlin, 1955 (Setting)
Copyright: Setting © 1955 Verlag Merseburger

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