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143. Spirt of God, Descend Upon My Heart

Spirit of God, descend upon 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.

I ask no dream, no prophet ecstasies,
No sudden rending of the veil of clay,
No angel visitant, no opening skies;
But take the dimness of my soul away.

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

Teach me to love thee as thine angels love,
One holy passion filling all my frame:
The baptism of the heaven-descended Dove,
My heart an altar, and thy love the flame.

Text Information
First Line: Spirit of God, descend upon my heart
Title: Spirt of God, Descend Upon My Heart
Author: George Croly
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Baptism; God's Love; Love (1 more...)
Source: Lyra Britannica, 1867
Tune Information
Composer: Frederick Cook Atkinson (1870)
Key: C Major
Source: Congregational Church Hymnal, 1887

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