495. Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling

1 Holy Spirit, ever dwelling
in the holiest realms of light;
Holy Spirit, ever brooding
o'er a world of gloom and night;
Holy Spirit, ever raising
those of earth to thrones on high;
living, life-imparting Spirit;
you we praise and magnify.

2 Holy Spirit, ever living
as the church's very life;
Holy Spirit, ever striving
through us in a ceaseless strife;
Holy Spirit, ever forming
in the church the mind of Christ:
you we praise with endless worship,
for your gifts and fruits unpriced.

3 Holy Spirit, ever working
through the church's ministry;
quick'ning, strength'ning, and absolving,
setting captive sinners free;
Holy Spirit, ever binding
age to age and soul to soul
in communion never ending,
you we worship and extol.

Text Information
First Line: Holy Spirit, ever dwelling
Title: Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling
Author: Timothy Rees, 1874-1939
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: Spirit and Sustainer; Holy Spirit; Holy Spirit--Movement of (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Key: G Major
Source: Dutch folk tune (18th cent.)
Copyright: Setting © 1969 by Concordia Publishing House

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