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The Spirit Binds Us to Our Lord

The Spirit binds us to our Lord

Author: Joshua F. Drake (2006)
Tune: FOREST GLEN
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. The Spirit binds us to our Lord
But once in Him we find
Communion sweet, as oil outpoured,
With kindred hearts and minds.

2. Beneath His yoke, our easy tie,
We count as common store
Our gifts and graces—rich supply
For him who needs them more.

3. Such aid is giv’n to those who call
On Christ’s name anywhere:
Their outward need is borne by all,
As much as each can bear.

4. But outward aid alone won’t fill
The storehouse of the saints,
For inward aid is better still
To Christian supplicants.

5. We, by our Faith, are bound to meet
In worship of the Lord,
And flood our Father’s mercy seat
With prayers in one accord.

6. May God’s own Spirit keep us ?til
We meet at heaven’s door
And gifts we shared below then will
Be changed for heav’nly store.

Author: Joshua F. Drake

Born: Sep­tem­ber 27, 1979, Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see. Drake grew up on 40 acres of land that had been in his fam­i­ly for three gen­er­a­tions. While stu­dy­ing Sac­red Mu­sic at Un­ion Un­i­ver­si­ty in Jack­son, Ten­nes­see, he be­came in­ter­est­ed in sus­tain­ing the church’s hym­no­dy, and de­vel­oped a love for po­e­try. In 2001, he went to pur­sue post­grad­u­ate stu­dies in Mu­sic­ol­o­gy at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Glas­gow, Scot­land, where he grad­u­at­ed with a M.Mus. in 2003. As of 2006, he was pur­su­ing his Ph.D. on late 15th Cen­tu­ry La­tin mo­tets. He teach­es Hu­man­i­ties and Mu­sic The­o­ry at Grove Ci­ty Col­lege, Penn­syl­van­ia, and wor­ships at… Go to person page >

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First Line: The Spirit binds us to our Lord
Title: The Spirit Binds Us to Our Lord
Author: Joshua F. Drake (2006)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Notes: Alternate tunes: DUNDEE, Scottish Psalter, 1615; ORTONVILLE, Thomas Hastings, 1837; ST. FLAVIAN, Day's Psalter, 1563
Copyright: Released to the public domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #6284
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