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193. Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost

1 Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost,
taught by you, we covet most,
of your gifts at Pentecost,
holy, heavenly love.

2 Love is kind, and suffers long;
love is humble, thinks no wrong;
love than death itself more strong;
therefore give us love.

3 Prophecy will fade away,
melting in the light of day;
love will ever with us stay;
therefore give us love.

4 Faith will vanish into sight;
hope be emptied in delight;
love in heaven will shine more bright;
therefore give us love.

5 Faith and hope and love we see
joining hand in hand agree;
but the greatest of the three,
and the best is love.

Text Information
First Line: Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost
Title: Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost
Author: Christopher Wordsworth (1862)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 7 7 7 5
Topic: The Christian Year: Pentecost; Faith; God: Love (10 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Friedrich Filitz (1847)
Adapter: Peter Maurice (1854)
Meter: 7 7 7 5
Key: D Major

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