373. As Comes The Breath Of Spring

1 As comes the breath of spring
with light and mirth and song,
so does your Spirit bring
new days brave, free, and strong.
You come with thrill of life
to chase hence winter's breath,
to hush to peace the strife
of sin that ends in death.

2 You come like dawning day
with flaming truth and love,
to chase all glooms away,
to brace our wills to prove
how wise, how good to choose
the truth and its brave fight,
to prize it, win or lose,
and live on your delight.

3 You come like songs at morn
that fill the earth with joy,
till we, in Christ, newborn,
new strength in praise employ.
You come to rouse the heart
from drifting to despair,
through high hopes to impart
life with an ampler air.

4 You breathe and there is health;
you move and there is power;
you whisper, there is wealth
of love, your richest dower.
Your presence is to us
like summer in the soul;
your joy shines forth and then
life blossoms to its goal.

Text Information
First Line: As comes the breath of spring
Title: As Comes The Breath Of Spring
Author: David Lakie Ritchie (1929, alt.)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 6 6 6 6 D
Topic: Holy Spirit: Praise and Invocation; Healing; Holy Spirit (16 more...)
Tune Information
Name: DENBY
Composer: Charles J. Dale (1904)
Meter: 6 6 6 6 D
Key: D Major



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