Come, Holy Spirit

As softly through the silent hours

Author: D. W. Whittle
Tune: [As softly through the silent hours]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 As softly thro’ the silent hours,
The dew to earth is given,
So Lord, revive our weary powers,
And send us dew from Heaven.

Come, Holy Spirit, like the dew,
Our weary souls refreshing;
Our hearts and minds in Christ renew,
O fill us now with blessing.

2 How hushed and calm the air and hour,
When God the dew distilleth;
How lowly bends the thirsty flower,
As He its blossoms filleth. [Refrain]

3 Thus give us, Lord, the quiet heart,
The lowly mind and merit;
As we for prayer have come apart,
To seek Thy Holy Spirit. [Refrain]

4 Look down upon Thy garden, Lord,
Behold the dry ground riven;
See drooping plant and parching sward,
And send the dew from Heaven. [Refrain]

5 Thy gracious promise, Lord, we plead,
Thy word to Israel given;
O hear our cry, behold our need,
And send the dew from Heaven. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #15987

Author: D. W. Whittle

[Also published under the pseudonym El Nathan.]… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: As softly through the silent hours
Title: Come, Holy Spirit
Author: D. W. Whittle
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Come, Holy Spirit, like the dew
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #15987
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The Cyber Hymnal #15987

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