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I. Invoking the Spirit

1 Now may the Spirit's holy fire,
Descending from above,
His waiting family inspire
With joy, and peace, and love!

2 Thee we the Comforter confess;
Unless thou'rt present here,
Our songs of praise are vain address,
We utter heartless pray'r.

3 Wake, heav'nly Wind, arise, and come,
Blow on the drooping field;
Our spices then shall breathe perfume,
And fragrant incense yield.

4 Touch with a living coal the lip
That shall proclaim thy word;
And bi dach awful hearer keep
Attention to the Lord.

Text Information
First Line: Now may the Spirit's holy fire
Title: Invoking the Spirit
Meter: Common Metre
Language: English
Publication Date: 1790
Topic: At the Opening of Public Worship
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