Descend Upon Us

Spirit of life and truth and love

Author: Joel Swartz
Tune: [Spirit of life and truth and love]
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Spirit of life and truth and love,
Our Comforter and Guide,
Descend upon us, Heavenly Dove,
And with our souls abide!

2 Shine Thou upon the written word,
And on our vision whine,
That we may see our Saviour, Lord,
In ev'ry gracious line.

3 And guide us in the paths of peace
Thro' life's uneven way,
Until these earthly wandrings cease
In heaven's unclouded day.

Source: Christian Life Songs: for Sunday school, praise and prayer meeting, congregational singing, Christian Endeavor meetings, special meetings, choir & home #54

Author: Joel Swartz

Lutheran pastor and poet. Born in 1827 in Shenandoah County, Virginia. Was a pastor in Baltimore and Pennsylvania Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Spirit of life and truth and love
Title: Descend Upon Us
Author: Joel Swartz
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #13671
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The Cyber Hymnal #13671

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