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Spirit, Falling Like A Dove

Representative Text

Spirit falling like a dove,
claim me for the Son of Love,
call me through God's living Word,
by the name of Christ my Lord.

Water flowing over me,
cleanse, refresh, and set me free,
free to hear God's living Word,
free to follow Christ my Lord.

Spirit, breathe new life in me,
fill my heart that I may be
faithful to God's living Word,
friend of Jesus Christ my Lord.

Spirit, with your fire divine,
seal me with your sacred sign,
mark me with God's living Word,
make me one with Christ my Lord.

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a retired United Church of Christ ordained pastor and church educator, has been a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She still works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota, as a free-lance writer. In 2016 she published Elfie: Adventures on the Midwest Frontier, a chapter book for children, and Embracing the Light: Reflectioins on God’s Holy Word, a collection of meditations for individual or small group use. Augsburg Fortress also published Sing the Stories of God’s NEW People, the third in a trilogy of Bible story-based collections of songs for young children, written with her longtime colleague, John D. Horman. The two have written over a hundred hymns togethe… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Spirit, falling like a dove
Title: Spirit, Falling Like A Dove
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1995)
Source: "Spirit, Falling Like A Dove" (anthem)
Language: English
Notes: Anthem setting published by Abingdon #503310


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