Holy Spirit blessed dove

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1 Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost,
Taught by Thee we covet most,
Of Thy gifts at Pentecost,
Holy, heavenly Love.

2 Love is kind, and suffers long,
Love is meek, and thinks no wrong,
Love than death itself more strong;
Therefore, give us Love.

3 Prophecy will fade away,
Melting in the light of day;
Love will ever with us stay;
Therefore, give us Love.

4 Faith will vanish into sight;
Hope be emptied in delight;
Love in heaven will shine more bright;
Therefore, give us Love.

5 Faith and Hope and Love we see
Joining hand in hand agree;
But the greatest of the three,
And the best, is Love.

6 From the overshadowing
Of Thy gold and silver wing,
Shed on us who to thee sing,
Holy, heavenly Love.


Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #93

Author: Esther Wiglesworth

Wiglesworth, Esther, daughter of Thomas Wiglesworth, was born at 6 Bruce Terrace, Tottenham, Middlesex, in 1827, and is now (1891) Matron of the Magdalen Asylum, Streatham. She has composed a large number of small poetical works, and has contributed numerous hymns and poems to the periodical press. The works from which most of her hymns in common use are taken, are: Verses for the Sundays and Holidays of the Christian Seasons, 1863; (2) Verses for Christian Children, 1871; (3) Hymns for the Feasts, and other Verses, 1878; (4) Songs of Perseverance, 1885, &c. These hymns in common use include:— 1. Almighty Father, God of love. Morning. 2. Father, look upon Thy children. Confirmation. 3. God chooseth out the place. God the Gu… Go to person page >

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First Line: Holy Spirit blessed dove
Author: Esther Wiglesworth



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