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Holy Spirit, God of Love

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Holy Spirit, God of love,
Who our darkness brightens,
Poured on us from heav'n above,
And our faith enlightens,
In your light we gather here;
Show us that Christ's promise clear
Is Amen forever.
Jesus, our ascended Lord,
Oh, fulfill your gracious Word;
Bless us with your favor!

Source: Christian Worship (1993): a Lutheran hymnal #180

Author: Birgitte Katerine Boye

Birgitte was born on March 7, 1742, in Gen­tofte, Den­mark. She was the daughter of Jens Jo­han­sen. Boye mar­ried a su­preme court judge in Co­pen­ha­gen, Den­mark. She found time to study German, French and English and translated hymns into Danish from these languages. As a hym­nist, she was in­volved with Guld­bergs og Har­boes Psalm­e­bog (Ove Guld­berg’s and Lud­vig Har­boe’s Psalt­er), to which she con­trib­ut­ed 146 hymns. She al­so pro­duced "na­tion­al dra­ma­tic writ­ing." She died on Oc­to­ber 17, 1824. Sources: Julian, p. 1001 & Stulken, p. 145  Go to person page >

Author: George Taylor Rygh

(no biographical information available about George Taylor Rygh.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Holy Spirit, God of love, Who our night dost brighten
Title: Holy Spirit, God of Love
Author: Birgitte Katerine Boye
Author: George Taylor Rygh
Language: English

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