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337. O Spirit of the Living God

1 O Spirit of the living God,
in all thy plenitude of grace,
where'er the foot of man hath trod,
descend on our apostate race.

2 Give tongues of fire and hearts of love
to preach the reconciling word;
give pow'r and unction from above,
whene'er the joyful sound is heard.

3 Be darkness, at thy coming, light;
confusion, order in thy path;
souls without strength inspire with might;
bid mercy triumph over wrath.

4 O Spirit of the Lord, prepare
all the round earth her God to meet;
breathe thou abroad like morning air,
till hearts of stone begin to beat.

5 Baptize the nations; far and nigh
the triumphs of the cross record;
the name of Jesus glorify,
till every kindred call him Lord.

6 God from eternity hath willed
all flesh shall his salvation see:
so be the Father's love fulfilled,
the Savior's sufferings crowned through thee.

Text Information
First Line: O spirit of the living God
Title: O Spirit of the Living God
Author: James Montgomery (1823)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Topic: Holy Spirit: Baptism of; Holy Spirit: Prayers to; Holy Spirit: Regenerator (2 more...)
Tune Information
Arranger: Samuel Dyer (1828)
Meter: L.M.
Key: A♭ Major

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