We pray thee, Lord God, Holy Ghost

We pray thee, Lord God, Holy Ghost

Author: Richard Massie
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 We pray Thee, Lord God Holy Ghost,
Grant, what of all things we need the most,
Living faith, so that when life is ending
From this vale of tears we home be wending.
Kyrie eleison!

2 Shine in our hearts, Thou worthy Light,
Teach us Jesus Christ to know aright,
That we cling to Him, our faithful Saviour,
Who has gained us heavenly bliss forever!
Kyrie eleison!

3 O heavenly Love, grant us Thy grace,
Fervent love let in our hearts have place,
So that truly we may love each other,
Live in constant peace with every brother.
Kyrie eleison!

4 Best Comforter in every need,
Grant that neither shame nor death we need,
That our heart its courage never loseth,
When the old arch-fiend our life accuseth.
Kyrie eleison!



Source: Hymn Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran schools and congregations #39

Author: Richard Massie

Massie, Richard, eldest son of the Rev. R. Massie, of Goddington, Cheshire, and Rector of Eccleston, was born at Chester, June 18, 1800, and resides at Pulford Hall, Coddington. Mr. Massie published a translation of Martin Luther’s Spiritual Songs, London, 1854. His Lyra Domestica, 1st series, London, 1860, contains translations of the 1st Series of Spitta's Psalter und Harfe. In 1864 he published vol. ii., containing translations of Spitta's 2nd Series, together with an Appendix of translations of German hymns by various authors. He also contributed many translations of German hymns to Mercer's Church Psalter & Hymn Book; to Reid's British Herald; to the Day of Rest, &c. He died Mar. 11,1887. -- John Julian, Di… Go to person page >

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First Line: We pray thee, Lord God, Holy Ghost
Author: Richard Massie
Refrain First Line: Kyrie eleison

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