624. In the hour of my distress

1 In the hour of my distress
When temptations me oppress,
And when I my sins confess,
Sweet Spirit, comfort me, comfort me!

2 When I lie within my bed,
Sick in heart, and sick in head,
And with doubts discomforted,
Sweet Spirit, comfort me, comfort me!

3 When the house doth sigh and weep,
And the world is drowned with sleep,
Yet mine eyes the watch do keep,
Sweet Spirit, comfort me, comfort me!

Text Information
First Line: In the hour of my distress
Author: Robert Herrick, 1591-1674
Refrain First Line: Sweet Spirit, comfort me
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Sacraments and Other Rites: Sickness and Healing
Tune Information
Name: LITANY TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
Composer: Peter Hurford, b. 1930
Key: E Major
Copyright: © Oxford University Press



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