Spirit of power, and truth, and love

Spirit of power, and truth, and love

Author: William Lindsay Alexander
Tune: GRACE CHURCH (Pleyel)
Published in 13 hymnals

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1 Spirit of power, and truth, and love,
Who sitt’st enthroned in light above,
Descend, and bear us on Thy wings
Far from these low and fleeting things.

2 Compassed by foes on every side,
By sin and sore temptation tried,
Where can we look or whither flee
If not, great Strengthener, to Thee?

3 Come, Holy Spirit, like the fire,
With burning zeal our souls inspire,
Come like the south wind breathing balm,
Our joys refresh, our passions calm.

4 Come like the sun’s enlightening beam,
Come like the cooling, cleansing stream,
With all Thy graces present be:
Spirit of God, we wait for Thee.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9081

Author: William Lindsay Alexander

Alexander, William Lindsay , DD. LL.D., of Pinkieburn, Musselburgh, son of William Alexander, Esq., Leith, born in the vicinity of Leith, August 24, 1808. After studying at the Universities of Edinburgh and St. Andrew's, he became, in 1828, Classical Tutor in what is now The Lancashire College. After studying for some time at Halle, he, in 1835, became minister of North College St. Congregational Church, Edinburgh, removing with his congregation in 1861 to a new church in George IV. Bridge, called the Augustine Church, and retired from the pastoral charge of the same in 1877. He died at Pinkieburn, Dec. 20, 1884. He was, from 1854 to 1881, Professor in the Scottish Congregational Hall. In 1846 he received the degree of D.D. from the Univers… Go to person page >

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First Line: Spirit of power, and truth, and love
Author: William Lindsay Alexander
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Spirit of power, and truth, and love. W. L. Alexander. [Whitsuntide.] From his Selection, 1849, No. 184.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



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