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Gracious Spirit

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1 Assist us, gracious Spirit,
God’s holy book to read!
And from its sacred pages
Supply our every need.
Enlighten our dark vision,
And show us things divine;
Bring forth the hidden treasure—
The riches of the mine.

Gracious Spirit,
Gracious Spirit,
Comforter and help divine!
Blessed promise of the Father,
In our hearts with glory shine!

2 Assist us, gracious Spirit,
When at the throne we bend;
And to our weak petition,
Thine inspiration lend.
Teach us the grace we’re needing,
And how to ask aright;
Thro’ thy grand interceding,
We gain true peace and light. [Refrain]

3 Assist us in the morning,
When thanks for mercy rise;
And in the sunny noon-tide
Inspire our sacrifice.
And when the dews of evening
Around us silent fall,
Take thou our sweet oblation,
To God, the Lord of all. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Jewels #23

Author: Anzentia Igene Perry Chapman

Anzentia Igene (Angie) Perry Chapman, 1849-1889. Born near Lansing, MI, Angie was the wife of Free Methodist minister, Edwin W. Chapman. They had three children. She helped on his evangelism tours and rural preaching circuits. They worked in Sparta, MI, and helped found the first Free Methodist church in Grand Rapids, MI. She also wrote hymn lyrics. In 1888 they followed an evangelistic tour of Kansas, and them moved to Isabella County, MI. She died in Mt. Pleasant, MI. John Perry  Go to person page >

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First Line: Assist us, gracious Spirit
Title: Gracious Spirit
Author: Anzentia Igene Perry Chapman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Gracious Spirit
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: Public Domain


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Gospel Jewels #23

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