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Come Holy Spirit, from above, And kindle in our hearts Thy love

Come Holy Spirit, from above, And kindle in our hearts Thy love

Author: Martin Luther
Tune: HERR JESU CHRIST
Published in 7 hymnals

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1 Come, Holy Spirit, from above,
And kindle in our hearts Thy love;
In all our darkness on us shine,
And fill us with Thy grace divine.

2 The only Comforter Thou art;
O come and dwell within each heart,
And give us power from above
To keep the blessèd law of love.

3 Enlighten every darkened heart,
And faith and hope to each impart;
What else we need Thou well dost know,
This let Thy love and grace bestow.

4 In Thy blest gifts on us outpoured,
Thou art the right hand of the Lord;
The Word of Truth Thou sendest forth
In tongues of fire to all the earth.

5 Defend us from our wily foe,
Upon us now Thy peace bestow;
Keep us securely all our days
In Thy blest covenant of grace.

6 Show us the Father's love and care,
And of the Son Thy witness bear;
To both Thou showeth us the way,
Spirit of both, adored for aye.

7 To God the Father, God the Son,
For precious gifts be honor done;
And for the Spirit's gracious power
Be praise and glory evermore.

Amen.



Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #159

Author: Martin Luther

Luther, Martin, born at Eisleben, Nov. 10, 1483; entered the University of Erfurt, 1501 (B.A. 1502, M.A.. 1503); became an Augustinian monk, 1505; ordained priest, 1507; appointed Professor at the University of Wittenberg, 1508, and in 1512 D.D.; published his 95 Theses, 1517; and burnt the Papal Bull which had condemned them, 1520; attended the Diet of Worms, 1521; translated the Bible into German, 1521-34; and died at Eisleben, Feb. 18, 1546. The details of his life and of his work as a reformer are accessible to English readers in a great variety of forms. Luther had a huge influence on German hymnody. i. Hymn Books. 1. Ellich cristlich lider Lobgesang un Psalm. Wittenberg, 1524. [Hamburg Library.] This contains 8 German h… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come Holy Spirit, from above, And kindle in our hearts Thy love
Author: Martin Luther

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Hymnal and Order of Service #110a

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Hymnal and Order of Service #110b

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Hymnal #110

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Sunday School Book #55

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The Hymnal and Order of Service #159

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The Hymnal and Order of Service #159

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The Junior Hymnal, Containing Sunday School and Luther League Liturgy and Hymns for the Sunday School #161

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