1 Ye are the temple of the Spirit,
Time it is thy Lord to glorify,
Keeping from all that might defile thee,
Wondrous dwelling of the Lord Most High.
Holy Spirit, pow’r divine,
Let Thy purity be mine,
I Thy dwelling place would be,
Let Thy glory rest on me.
2 Shadows of doubting sin and sorrow,
Sometimes over thee their darkness shed,
Waiting the Lord’s hosts move not onward,
Till the cloud be lifted from thy head.
Let His smile upon thee rest,
Thou shall be supremely blest;
Joyful days to thee belong,
Shouts of praise and notes of song.
3 Into the gates oh bring thanksgiving,
Enter thou into His courts with praise,
So shall His kindness o’er thee hover,
So His favor shall prolong thy days.
Kings and priests to God art thou,
Humbly then in worship bow,
Prayer’s sweet incense daily bring,
Faith thy perfect offering.
Pseudonym: Grace Glenn; Lucinda M. Beal Bateman lived in Ionia, Michigan. She wrote A book of rhymes to suit the times published about 1886 by N. Chapin & Son (Chicago); Gleams of gold published about 1889, and The prohibition speaker: a collection of readings, recitations, dialogues, tableux and songs for temperance and prohibition entertainments published in 1889 by Filmore Bros. (Cincinnati). She married Zadoc Henry Bateman in 1875. They had one daughter, Grace.
Dianne Shapiro, from "A book of rhymes to suit the times" and "The Genealogy of Dennis Bowen Caskey and Michelle Lynn Smith" (caskey-family.com/genhome, retrieved 7-1-2018)
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