The Lord's Prayer: Third petition

Spirit of peace and love and power!

Author: John Wesley
Tune: EFFINGHAM (15433)
Published in 23 hymnals

Representative Text

Spirit of peace and love and power,
Fountain of life and light below,
Abroad Thy healing influence shower,
O’er all the nations let it flow.
Inspire our hearts with perfect love;
In all the work of faith fulfil;
So not heaven’s host shall swifter move,
Than we on earth, to do Thy will.

Father, ’tis Thine each day to yield
Thy children’s wants a fresh supply;
Thou clothest the lilies of the field,
And hearest the young ravens cry.
To Thee we pray; for all must live
By Thee, who knowest their every need—
Pray for the world, that Thou wilt give
All human hearts Thy living bread.

In faith we wait and long and pray,
To see that time, by prophets told,
When nations, new-born into day,
Shall be ingathered to Thy fold.
We cannot doubt Thy gracious will,
Thou mighty, merciful and just!
And Thou wilt speedily fulfil
The word in which Thy servants trust.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #599

Author: John Wesley

John Wesley, the son of Samuel, and brother of Charles Wesley, was born at Epworth, June 17, 1703. He was educated at the Charterhouse, London, and at Christ Church, Oxford. He became a Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, and graduated M.A. in 1726. At Oxford, he was one of the small band consisting of George Whitefield, Hames Hervey, Charles Wesley, and a few others, who were even then known for their piety; they were deridingly called "Methodists." After his ordination he went, in 1735, on a mission to Georgia. The mission was not successful, and he returned to England in 1738. From that time, his life was one of great labour, preaching the Gospel, and publishing his commentaries and other theological works. He died in London, in 17… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Spirit of peace and love and power!
Title: The Lord's Prayer: Third petition
Author: John Wesley
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #599

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #599

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d766

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d770

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d771

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #83

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #32

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #537

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Church Harmonies #253

Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d641

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #195

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #77

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #77

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Hymns of the Spirit #72

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d597

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Services for Congregational Worship #349

The Gospel Hymnal #d553

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The Gospel Psalmist #28

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The Hymn Book of the African Methodist Episcopal Church #75

The New Hymn and Tune Book #d394

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The Students' Hymnal #7

Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d387

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Wesleyan Hymn and Tune Book #18c

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