1. Send Thy Spirit, I beseech Thee,
Gracious Lord, send while I pray;
Send the Comforter to teach me,
Guide me, help me in Thy way.
Sinful, wretched, I have wandered
Far from Thee in darkest night;
Precious time and talents squandered—
Lead, O lead me into light.
2. Thou hast heard me; light is breaking,
Light I never saw before;
Now my soul, with joy awaking,
Gropes in fearful gloom no more.
O the bliss! my soul, declare it,
Say what God has done for thee;
Tell it out, let others share it—
Christ’s salvation, full and free.
3. Multitudes, whom Thou art seeking,
Seek for Thee this very hour;
Savior, let them hear Thee speaking,
Come with soul-converting power.
Lo, He comes—the ransomed own Him;
This the song I hear them sing:
In my heart I will enthrone Him,
Christ, my Savior and my king.
Winks, William Edward, son of J. F. Winks, Leicester, was born at Leicester, Jan. 28, 1842, and educated at Chilwell College, Nottingham. He entered the Baptist Ministry in 1865, and has been Pastor of Baptist Churches in Yorkshire and Cambridgeshire, and has now (1907) charge of Bethany Chapel, Cardiff. Most of his hymns were written for special services. In 1897 he collected several of these and published them as Christian Hymns and Songs for Church and Sunday School (2nd ed. 1907). From this collection the following have passed into The Baptist Church Hymnal, 1900.
1. Be still, my heart, be still, my mind. Waiting upon God. Written in 1897.
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