O God, the Holy Ghost

O God, the Holy Ghost

Translator: John Brownlie (1911)
Published in 1 hymnal

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O God, the Holy Ghost,
Thou Lord of light appear,
And, as of old, at Pentecost,
Come to us, waiting here;
And let the darkness that enshrouds,
Pass from our souls like passing clouds.

O God, the Holy Ghost—
The choicest gifts are Thine;
Grant us the grace we covet most,
And virtues most divine;
And with Thy purifying fire,
Consume, we pray, our vain desire.

O God, the Holy Ghost,
With strength our weakness brace,
That e’en the threatenings of a host
We may with courage face;
And put satanic power to flight,
That bears upon our souls with might.

O God, the Holy Ghost,
Our soul’s enduring Friend,
For all the gifts of Pentecost
Our grateful songs ascend;—
Thee, with the Father, and the Son
We worship, glorious Three in One.

Hymns from the Morningland, 1911

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1857, 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 >

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First Line: O God, the Holy Ghost
Translator: John Brownlie (1911)
Publication Date: 1911
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


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