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Spirit Of Wisdom And Power

Representative Text

1 Spirit of wisdom and power,
Protect us in this hour,
Of dreadful strife;
When scoffing lips surround
And righteousness confound,
When fear and hate abound,
Be our strong tower.

2 Darkness advances apace:
See, boldly sin is praised
And good reviled;
O give us hearts to fight
For holiness and right,
Enabled by Your might,
Wisdom and grace.

3 Protect our children from ill,
Be their defender still,
Give them Your light;
Immerse them in Your Word,
From them may truth be heard,
Let them Your Spirit gird
To do Your will.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9082

Author: Richard W. Adams

Born: 1952, Mis­souri. Adams grad­u­at­ed from the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Mis­sou­ri, Co­lum­bia (BA 1974, cum laude, Phi Be­ta Kap­pa). Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Spirit of wisdom and power
Title: Spirit Of Wisdom And Power
Author: Richard W. Adams (2013)
Language: English
Copyright: © 2013 Richard W. Adams These lyr­ics may be free­ly re­pro­duced or pub­lished for Chris­tian wor­ship or de­vo­tions, pro­vid­ed they are not al­tered, & this no­tice is on each co­py. All oth­er rights reserved.

Tune

ITALIAN HYMN

Felice de Giardini (b. Turin, Italy, 1716; d. Moscow, Russia, 1796) composed ITALIAN HYMN in three parts for this text at the request of Selina Shirley, the famous evangelically minded Countess of Huntingdon. Giardini was living in London at the time and contributed this tune and three others to Mar…

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