393. Spirit of God, Dwell Thou within My Heart

1 Spirit of God, dwell thou within my heart;
wean it from earth, through all its pulses move;
stoop to my weakness, mighty as thou art,
and make me love thee as I ought to love.

2 I ask no dream, no prophet ecstasies,
no sudden rending of the veil of clay,
no angel visitant, no op'ning skies;
but take the dimness of my soul away.

3 Hast thou not bid us love thee, God and King?
All, all thine own, soul, heart, and strength and mind.
I see thy cross--there teach my heart to cling:
O let me seek thee, and O let me find.

4 Teach me to feel that thou art always nigh;
teach me the struggles of the soul to bear,
to check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh;
teach me the patience of unanswered prayer.

5 Teach me to love thee as thine angels love,
one holy passion filling all my frame;
the baptism of the heav'n-descended Dove,
my heart an altar, and thy love the flame.

Text Information
First Line: Spirit of God, dwell thou within my heart
Title: Spirit of God, Dwell Thou within My Heart
Author: George Croly (1854, alt.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 2018
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Heart: Contrite; Holy Spirit; Holy Spirit: Indwelling of (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Frederick C. Atkinson
Key: B♭ Major

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