II. Address to the Holy Spirit

1 Once more we come before our God,
Once more His blessings ask;
O may not duty seem a load;
Nor worship prove a task!

2 Father, thy quick'ning Spirit send
From heav'n in JESUS name,
To make our waiting minds attend,
And put our souls in frame.

3 To seek thee all our hearts dispose,
To each thy blessings suit;
And let the seed thy servant sows
Produce a plenteous fruit.

4 Bid the refreshing north-wind wake;
Say to the south-wind, blow;
Let ev'ry plant the pow'r partake,
And all the garden grow.

5 Revive the parch'd with heav'nly show'rs,
The cold with warmth divine;
And as the benefit is ours,
Be all the glory thine.

Text Information
First Line: Once more we come before our God
Title: Address to the Holy Spirit
Meter: Common Metre
Language: English
Publication Date: 1790
Topic: At the Opening of Public Worship
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