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Lord, may Thy Holy Spirit calm

Lord, may Thy Holy Spirit calm

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 2 hymnals

Full Text

Lord, may Thy Holy Spirit calm
Our troubled souls, and give them rest;
And with His touch, like healing balm,
Allay the pain of the distressed.

We hear the promise Thou did’st make
To lone disciples long ago,
And peace and hope our souls o’ertake,
And joy dispels our brooding woe.

Now let us feel the Spirit’s power,
And let us hear His gracious word;
Fulfil to us this holy hour
The promise of our dying Lord.

Come, Holy Ghost, with warmth of love,
With light of hope, and calm of peace,
And raise our sense bound souls above
The mocking joys of earth that cease.

Hymns from the Morningland, 1911

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, may Thy Holy Spirit calm
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English