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145. The Spirit Breathes upon the Word

1 The Spirit breathes upon the Word,
And brings the truth to sight;
Precepts and promises afford
A sanctifying light,
A sanctifying light.

2 A glory gilds the sacred page,
Majestic, like the sun:
It gives a light to every age;
It gives, but borrows none,
It gives, but borrows none.

3 The Hand that gave it still supplies
The gracious light and heat:
His truths upon the nations rise;
They rise, but never set,
They rise, but never set.

4 Let everlasting thanks be thine
For such a bright display
As makes a world of darkness shine
With beams of heav'nly day,
With beams of heav'nly day.

5 My soul rejoices to pursue
The steps of him I love.
Till glory break upon my view
In brighter worlds above,
In brighter worlds above.

Text Information
First Line: The Spirit breathes upon the Word
Title: The Spirit Breathes upon the Word
Author: William Cowper (1779)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: C.M.rep.
Scripture: John 14:26
Topic: God's Word: The Holy Scriptures; Christ: The Light
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ORTONVILLE
Composer: Thomas Hastings (1837)
Meter: C.M.rep.
Key: G Major



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MAJESTIC SWEETNESS SITS ENTHRONED (Blue Psalter 382)
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MAJESTIC SWEETNESS SITS ENTHRONED (Hymnal for Worship & Celebration 109)
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