Holy Spirit, Comfort Blest

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1 Holy Spirit, Comfort blest,
In Thy care we safely rest,
Safer than on mother's bosom;
Let Thy word within us blossom,
Till in grace we are complete.

2 Holy Spirit, lest we fall,
Quicken us and guide us all
That we always, onward pressing,
Never from Thy hand digressing,
Keep the straight and narrow way.

3 Holy Spirit, when we grieve,
Let Thy comfort us relieve;
Should with kin no more we gather,
We in heaven have a Father,
Whom we never, never lose.

4 Holy Spirit, guard us well,
Lest our willful hearts impel
Us to question God in blindness,
Him, whose ev'ry act is kindness;
Be His will forever done!

5 Holy Spirit, true and kind,
Help us always bear in mind
That our God will gladly hear us
And with grace be ever near us
When we pray in Jesus' name.

Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #372

Author: A. Langsted

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Translator: P. C. Paulsen

Paul Christian Paulsen was born on March 26, 1881, in Alstrup, Jutland, Denmark. He emigrated to America in 1904, was ordained in 1911, and served as a Lutheran pastor in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, California, and Alberta, Canada. He died on July 26, 1948. NN, Hymnary Go to person page >

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First Line: Holy Spirit, comfort blest
Title: Holy Spirit, Comfort Blest
Danish Title: Helligaand, bes√łg de smaa
Author: A. Langsted
Translator: P. C. Paulsen
Meter: 7.7.8.8.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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