Gift of Christ from God Our Father

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Gift of Christ from God our Father,
come, Spirit, come!
Well of life and generous giver,
come, Spirit, come!
With your light our minds enlighten,
with your grace our talents heighten,
with your joy our worship brighten,
come, Spirit, come!
Gift of Christ to guide and teach us,
come, Spirit, come!
Counselor so swift to reach us,
come, Spirit, come!
Christ is Lord, so may we name him,
never fearfully disclaim him,
but to all the world proclaim him.
Come, Spirit, come!
Gift of Christ to help us praying,
come, Spirit, come!
Advocate beside us staying,
come, Spirit, come!
In the work of intercession,
in the healing of confession,
in success and in depression,
come, Spirit, come!
Gift of Christ for our salvation,
come, Spirit, come!
Bring to birth your new creation,
come, Spirit, come!
All the devil’s work undoing,
Christ’s own ministry pursuing,
glory in the Church renewing!
Come, Spirit, come!

Author: David Mowbray

David Mowbray (b. 1938) was born in Wallington, Surrey, England. He attended Dulwich College, Fitzwilliam, Cambridge where he read English. He gained an MA at Trinity in Bristol and a BD at London (External). Ordained in the Church of England, he was a curate at St. Giles in Northampton and at St. Mary's in Walford. Appointed Vicar of Broxborne, Herts in 1970 in 1984, he became Vicar of All Saints, Hertfordshire. In 1991 he became Vicar of St. Matthew's Darley Abbey, Derby, where he serves to this day. He has been writing hymns since 1977 and most of his texts are represented by Jubilate Hymns. Three of his hymn texts have been included in Hope's new hymnal Worship & Rejoice (2001). Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Gift of Christ from God our Father
Title: Gift of Christ from God Our Father
Author: David Mowbray
Language: English
Copyright: Text © 1999, Jubilate Hymns, Ltd., admin. Hope Publishing



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