1 Christ on whom the Spirit rested
lived as one who cared for all;
by the watching crowds attested:
'This man has done all things well!'
God's own grace
on his face
blessing us with heavenly peace.
2 Swift the promised Spirit filled them:
rushing wind ad tongues of flame;
now the master's presence thrilled them,
made them bold to preach his name,
day and night,
helping them to judge aright.
3 True and living God, your Spirit
brought creation to its birth;
with your help the eek inherit
all the treasures of the earth:
all things new
flow from you,
pure and beautiful and true.
4 Spirit of the Son and Father,
come to us with power today!
every life in fulness enter,
all your gifts in us set free:
all our days
let us raise
songs of gratitude and praise!
MEINE HOFFNUNG received its name from its association with Joachim Neander's (PHH 244) text "Meine Hoffnung stehet feste" ("All My Hope on God Is Founded"). The tune was published with Newton's text in Neander's Alpha and Omega (1680). (The chorale found in Johann S. Bach's Cantata 40 is very loosel…
Display Title: Christ on whom the Spirit restedFirst Line: Christ on whom the Spirit restedTune Title: MICHAELAuthor: David Mowbray (born 1938)Meter: 8 7 8 7 3 3 7Date: 1987Subject: God, Spirit | Breath of Life; Pentecost | The Holy Spirit