Holy Spirit, hear us, Help us while we sing

Holy Spirit, hear us, Help us while we sing

Author: William H. Parker
Published in 67 hymnals

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1 Holy Spirit, hear us;
help us while we sing;
breathe into the music
of the praise we bring.

2 Holy Spirit, prompt us
when we try to pray;
nearer come, and teach us
what we ought to say.

3 Holy Spirit, teach us
through the words we read;
bring to life the Bible
with the light we need.

4 Holy Spirit, give us
each a lively mind;
make us more like Jesus,
gracious, pure and kind.

5 Holy Spirit, help us
daily, by your might,
what is wrong to conquer,
and to choose the right.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #248

Author: William H. Parker

Parker, William Henry, was born at New Basford, Nottingham, March 4th, 1845. Early in life he began to write verses, and having joined a General Baptist church and become interested in Sunday schools was led to compose hymns for use at anniversaries. Three of these were introduced by his pastor, the Rev. W. R. Stevenson, M.A., into The School Hymnal, 1880, and passed into The Children's Book of Praise, 1881, and other collections. In 1882 Mr. Parker published a small volume entitled, The Princess Alice and Other Poems. His hymns in common use are:—1. "Children know but little.” (God’s condescension to the Little Ones) 2. “Holy Spirit, hear us!” (Hymn to the Holy Ghost). 3. “Jesus, I so often need thee” (A Child’s Prayer to… Go to person page >



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Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

Ancient and Modern #248

Church Family Worship #602


Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #599

Hymns and Psalms #304a

Hymns and Psalms #304b


Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #599

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Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #680


The Book of Praise #381


The Cyber Hymnal #2615


The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #465a


The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #465b


The Song Book of the Salvation Army #193


Voices United #377

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