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O Holy Spirit, one in power

O Holy Spirit, one in power

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

O Holy Spirit, one in power,
With God Who reigns in highest heaven;
Come to our waiting souls this hour,
And let Thy heavenly aid be given.

Our souls are dark, for sin is there;
We strive, and find our striving vain;
For night afflicts us everywhere,
And all is loss, and nought is gain.

But Thou art Light of radiant glow,
And Thou canst fill our souls with cheer;
Come then, Thy glorious Gift bestow,
And with Thy presence bless us here.

Then, far from us shall night depart,--
Our sin, and sadness, doubt, and pain;
And comfort shall sustain the heart,
And peace our warring lusts restrain.

O, One with Christ, Thou Spirit blest,
As one with God Thou truly art;
Great Triune! be Thy power confest,
And Thou enthroned in every heart.

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: O Holy Spirit, one in power
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English