1 Spirit of truth, essential God,
who did your ancient saints inspire,
shed in their hearts your love abroad
and touch their hallowed lips with fire,
to you that through all ages live
our worship without end we give.
2 Still we believe, almighty Lord,
whose presence fills both earth and heaven,
the meaning of the written word
is by your inspiration given;
you only do yourself explain,
the secret mind of God make plain.
3 Come then, divine Interpreter,
the scriptures to our hearts apply;
and, taught by you, we God revere
and in three persons magnify;
in each the triune God adore,
who was, and is for evermore.
Source: Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #426
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #480||Spirit of truth, essential God||Spirit of truth, essential God||DAS NEUGEBORNE KINDELEIN||Charles Wesley||1983|
|Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #426||Spirit of truth, essential God||Spirit of truth, essential God||SURREY||Charles Wesley, 1707-88||88.88.88||1 Corinthians 2:1-10; 1 Corinthians 2:11-16; 2 Peter 1:19-21; 2 Timothy 3:14-17; Acts 1:3-11; Isaiah 6:1-5; Isaiah 6:6-8; John 14:23-26; John 15:26-27; John 16:12-15||1999||Divine Inspiration | ; Eternity of God | ; Holy Spirit | ; Jesus Christ | Friend and Companion; Prayer for Illimination | ; Sanctification | ; Scripture | ; Worship | The Word|