O Holy Spirit comforter blest advocate

O Holy Spirit comforter blest advocate

Author: T. Ernest Holling
Tune: PARADISE (Smart)
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O Holy Spirit, Comforter,
Blest Advocate and Friend,
Be near us in the stress of life,
Thy heavenly aid to lend,
For Thou the Spirit art
Of Life and Light and Love,
Our death, our doubt and sin
Thy coming shall remove.

2 O Holy Spirit, Comforter,
Thou promised guide divine,
On all the journey of our life
Command Thy light to shine.
So shall we never stray
From ways our Master trod,
So shall our pathway lead
To rest, to home and God.

3 O Holy Spirit, Comforter,
Thou searching, cleansing fire;
Come purge away the dross of sin,
Make pure the heart's desire.
Then kindle in us zeal,
And crown with tongues of flame,
With Pentecostal power
We shall the word proclaim.

4 O Holy Spirit, Comforter,
Convict the world of sin,
Reveal the righteousness of God,
The reign of Christ bring in.
Then shall the kings of earth
Their scepters sway in peace,
And war with all its woe
From all the earth shall cease.

5 O Holy Spirit, Comforter,
Now glorify the Son;
Now save and sanctify and seal,
And make Thy people one.
So shall the church on earth
Be as the Church above;
So shall the world become
A paradise of love.

Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #165

Author: T. Ernest Holling

Holling, Theophilus Ernest. (Deepcar, England, February 24, 1867--July 7, 1953, Victoria, British Columbia). Methodist/United Church. University of Manitoba, B.A., 1899 (ordination in 1894). Pastorates at Pilot Mound, Man., 1894-1896; Wolseley, Northwest Territory, 1896-1899; Manitou, Man., 1899-1902; Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, 1902-1905; Winnipeg, Man., 1905-1908; Victoria, British Columbia, 1908-1912; Brantford, Ontario, 1912-1915; Westmount, Quebec, 1915-1920; Ottawa, 1920-1925; Linsday, Ont., 1925-1933; New Liskeard, Ont. 1937-1939. Much of his writing, both prose and verse, appeared in the daily newspapers of cities where he ministered. See: Holling, Stanley Arnold. The Awakening, 1972. (Private publication, held by United Church Arch… Go to person page >

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Author: T. Ernest Holling



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