Author: Thomas T. Lynch Meter: 188.8.131.52.7.7 Appears in 177 hymnals Matching Instances: 1 Lyrics: 1 Gracious Spirit, dwell with me:
I myself would gracious be,
and with words that help and heal,
would thy life in mine reveal,
and, with actions bold and meek,
would for Christ my Savior speak.
2 Truthful Spirit, dwell with me:
I myself would truthful be.
and with wisdom kind and clear,
let thy life in mine appear,
and, with actions lovingly,
mirror Christ's sincerity.
3 Silent Spirit, dwell with me:
I myself would silent be,
quiet as the growing blade,
which through earth its way has made,
silently, like morning light,
putting mists and chills to flight.
4 Mighty Spirit, dwell with me:
I myself would mighty be,
mighty so as to prevail
where unaided I would fail,
ever, by a mighty hope,
pressing on and bearing up.
5 Holy Spirit, dwell with me:
I myself would holy be;
break from sin and choose the good,
cherish what my Savior would,
and whatever I can be
give to God who gave me thee.
Topics: The Holy Spirit Gifts of the Spirit; God Present in the Holy Spirit Gifts of the Spirit; Empowerment; Prayer; Holy Spirit Used With Tune: LUX PRIMA
Gracious Spirit, Dwell with Me