141. 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
Sons of earth to thrones on high;
Living, life-imparting Spirit,
Thee 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;
Thee we praise with endless worship
For thy fruit and gifts 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 a fellowship unending,
Thee we worship and extol.

Text Information
First Line: Holy Spirit, ever dwelling
Author: Timothy Rees, 1874-1939
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: 87 87 D
Topic: The Christian Year: Pentecost or Whitsunday; Ordination
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Herbert Howells, 1892-1983
Meter: 87 87 D
Key: Dâ™­ Major
Copyright: By permission of Novello & Co. Ltd/Music Sales

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