1 O Holy Spirit, enter in,
Among these hearts your work begin,
Your temple deign to make us;
The soul's bright sun, O light divine,
Around and in us ever shine,
To strength and gladness wake us.
Life from heaven there is given;
We before you
For that precious gift implore you.
2 Left to ourselves we shall but stray,
O lead us on the narrow way;
With wisest counsel guide us;
And give your steadfastness, Lord,
Let patience be its own reward,
Whatever woes betide us.
Heal so gently
Hearts now broken, give some token
You are near us,
Whom we trust to warm and cheer us.
3 O mighty Rock, O Source of life!
Let your dear Word, 'mid doubt and strife,
Be so within us burning,
That we be faithful unto death
In your pure love and holy faith,
From your true wisdom learning.
Lord, your graces
On us shower; by your power,
Let us win his grace and blessing.
4 Grant that our days, while life shall last,
In purest holiness be passed;
Our minds so rule and strengthen
That they may rise o'er things of earth,
The hopes and joys that here have birth;
And if our course you lengthen,
Keep us safe, Lord,
From offences, heart and senses;
Bid us thus true life inherit.
Source: One in Faith #652
|First Line:||O Holy Spirit, enter in|
|Title:||O Holy Spirit, Enter In|
|German Title:||O Heil'ger Geist, kehr bei uns ein|
|Author:||Michael Schirmer (1650)|