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Give us, Lord, thy Holy Spirit

Give us, Lord, thy Holy Spirit

Author: Ida L. Reed
Tune: [Give us, Lord, Thy Holy Spirit]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Give us, Lord, Thy Holy Spirit,
Let us glorify Thy name;
Light within our hearts, we pray Thee,
Now, the Pentecostal flame.

Come, Thou blessèd Holy Spirit,
Send Thy showers of blessing down;
Let the fullness of Thy presence
All this hour with glory crown.

2 Loose our tongues, that we may praise Thee,
That we may to others show
All the sweetness of the blessing
Thou art waiting to bestow. [Refrain]

3 Souls are seeking Thy salvation,
We would lead them, Lord, to Thee;
Give to us the Spirit’s power,
Let us each Thy witness be. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10078

Author: Ida L. Reed

Ida Lilliard Reed, 1865-1951 Born: November 30, 1865, near Ar­den, Bar­bour Coun­ty, West Vir­gin­ia. Died: Ju­ly 8, 1951, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Buried: Eb­e­nez­er Meth­odi­st Church, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Reed is said to have writ­ten 2,000 hymns in her life­time. In 1939, the Amer­i­can So­ci­e­ty of Com­pos­ers, Au­thors and Pub­lish­ers re­cog­nized her "sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­i­can mu­sic" by award­ing her a small "week­ly bo­nus." Lyrics-- After the Storm Is Over All in Thy Hands I Leave, Dear Lord All in thy Hands I Leave, Dear Lord All the Pen­nies Ga­thered Are Thy Days Full Oft­en Drear Are You Cling­ing Close to Je­sus… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Give us, Lord, thy Holy Spirit
Author: Ida L. Reed
Refrain First Line: Come into our midst, dear Savior


The Cyber Hymnal #10078
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)