638. Holy Spirit, hear us

1 Holy Spirit, hear us;
Help us while we sing;
Breathe into the music
Of the praise we bring.

2 Holy Spirit, prompt us
When we kneel to pray;
Nearer come and teach us
What we ought to say.

3 Holy Spirit, shine thou
On the book we read;
Gild its holy pages
With the light we need.

4 Holy Spirit, give us
Each a lowly mind;
Make us more like Jesus,
Gentle, pure, and kind.

5 Holy Spirit, keep us
Safe from sins which lie
Hidden by some pleasure
From our youthful eye.

6 Holy Spirit, help us
Daily by thy might,
What is wrong to conquer,
And to choose the right.


Text Information
First Line: Holy Spirit, hear us
Author: William H. Parker, 1845-1929
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 6. 5. 6. 5.
Topic: Holy Spirit; Holy Spirit: Prayers to
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: J. Frederick Swift
Meter: 6. 5. 6. 5.
Key: A Major

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