1 Holy Spirit, Guide, Revealer,
Let Thy light upon us shine,
Show to us the things of Jesus,
Manifest Thy pow'r divine.
Let Thy quick'ning grace be given,
Teach our doubting hearts to pray,
Keep our wayward feet from straying,
Lead us in the narrow way.
2 Fit our hearts for Thine indwelling,
Spirit of all truth and grace,
Make of us Thine earthly temples,
Meet for Thine abiding place.
Let us share the sweet communion,
And the fellowship of love;
Sanctify and keep and comfort—
"Holy Spirit, heav'nly Dove."
3 Give repentance and renewing,
Melt and move each hardened heart,
Give revival and refreshing,
All our help and hope Thou art.
Comforter whom Jesus promised,
Unto Thee our hearts we raise:
One with Christ and with the Father,
To Thy name be endless praise.
Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >