Author: Fanny J. Crosby Hymnal: Hallowed Hymns, New and Old #84 (1908) Hymnal Title: Hallowed Hymns, New and Old First Line: Holy Spirit, while we gather Refrain First Line: Holy Spirit while we gather Lyrics: 1 Holy Spirit, while we gather
At this consecrated hour,
We would ask Thy presence with us,
We would feel Thy quick'ning pow'r.
Holy Spirit, while we gather,
From our toil and labor free,
Rest upon us, dwell within us,
Close our hearts to all but Thee.
2 Blessed Spirit, through Thy teaching,
While we read our Saviour's word,
And with Him we hold communion,
May His loving voice be heard. [Chorus]
3 O 'tis pray'r that brings the blessing
When all other joys have flown,
Pray'r that makes our burdens lighter,
Draws us near our Father's throne. [Chorus] Topics: Holy Spirit; Prayer Tune Title: [Holy Spirit, while we gather]