7 In us

66 Abba Father,” cry;
Earnest of our bliss on high ;
Seal of immortality,

Comforter Divine.
8 Search for us the depths of God;

Upwards, by the starry road,
Bear us to Thy high abode,
Comforter Divine.

GEO. RAWSON. 1876.

C.M. 1072 I will pray the Father, and He shall give

you another Comforter.—John 14. 16. 1

YPIRIT Divine! attend our prayers,

And make our hearts Thy home;
Descend with all Thy gracious powers,

O come, great Spirit, come!
2 Come as the light--to us reveal

Our emptiness and woe;
And lead us in those paths of life

Where all the righteous go.
3 Come as the fire-and purge our hearts

Like sacrificial flame;
Let our whole soul an offering be

To our Redeemer's name.
4 Come as the dew—and sweetly bless

This consecrated hour;
May barrenness rejoice to own

Thy fertilising power. 5 Come as the dove—and spread Thy wings,

The wings of peaceful love;
And let Thy Church on earth become

Blest as the Church above.
6 Come as the wind—with rushing sound

And Pentecostal grace;

That all of woman born may see

The glory of Thy face.
7 Spirit Divine! attend our prayers,

Make a lost world Thy home;
Descend with all Thy gracious powers,
O come, great Spirit, come!


1073 The Spirit of truth

IIe shall testify of
Me.-John 15. 26.
1 NOME, Holy Ghost, in love,

Thine own bright ray:
Divinely good Thou art;
Thy sacred gifts impart
To gladden each sad heart:

() come to-day.
2 Come, tenderest Friend and best,
Our most delightful Guest,

With soothing power:
Rest, which the weary know,
Shade, 'mid the noontide glow,
Peace, when deep griefs o’erflow,

Cheer us this hour.
3 Come, Light serene and still,
Our inmost bosoms fill;

Dwell in each breast :
We know no dawn but Thine;
Send forth Thy beams Divine,
On our dark souls to shine,

And make us blest.
4 Come, all the faithful bless :
Let all who Christ confess

His praise employ;

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Give virtue's rich reward;
Victorious death accord,
And with our glorious Lord,

Eternal Joy


1074 It is the spirit that quickeneth.—John 6. 63.

TIGHTY Quickener, Spirit blest,

Who to life didst wake me,
Wilt Thou not become

my Guest,
For Thy dwelling take me?
Evermore in me abide,
To all truth become my Guide,
And for spirits glorified

Meet companion make me.
2 Lord, along this earthly way

Thou Thy pilgrim “greetest :
To Thy thankful child each day

Thou Thy love repeatest :
Thou dost bid me weep no more,
Thou dost teach my song to soar,
Thou, from Thine exhaustless store,

Giv'st whate'er is meetest.
3 Here, while yet my race I run,

Thou wilt never leave me:
Of my Shield and of my

What can e'er bereave me?
There, with all the heirs of grace,
Grant me to behold Thy face;
To the bliss of Thine embrace
Evermore receive me.

T. H. GILL. 1872.

L.M. 1075 The Comforter , the Holy Ghost

He shall teach you.—John 14. 26. 1 SPIRIT of Truth, indwelling Light,

For ever in our souls abide;
Open our eyes to see aright,

Into all truth our footsteps guide ! 2 Spirit of Comfort and of Love,

Come to our hearts with soothing spell !
Our troubled thoughts, our fears remove,

With us for ever deign to dwell! 3 Sent from the Father by the Son,

Come forth, our Guide to Them to be,
For Thou, we know, with Them art One,

And we have Them in having Thee. 4 A peace the world has not to give

Is theirs, who do the Saviour's will ;
Help Thou us more to Him to live,
And with His
s peace our spirits fill!

J. E. BODE. 1869.

1076 I will not leave you comfortless : I will come

to you.John 14. 18.
1 Thee, O Comforter Divine,

Thy benign,
Sing we Hallelujah!
2 To Thee, whose faithful voice doth win
The wandering from the ways of sin,

Sing we Hallelujah!
3 To Thee, whose faithful power doth heal,
Enlighten, sanctify, and seal,

Sing we Hallelujah!

4 To Thee, whose faithful truth is shown
By every promise made our own,

Sing we Hallelujah!
5 To Thee, our Teacher, and our Friend,
Our faithful Leader to the end,

Sing we Hallelujah!
6 To Thee, by Jesus Christ sent down,
Of all His gifts the sum and crown,

Sing we Hallelujah!
7 To Thee, who art with God the Son
And God the Father ever one,
Sing we Hallelujah!

F. R. HAVERGAL. 1876.



1077 The name of the Father, and of the Son, and

of the Holy Ghost.—Matt. 28. 19. GOD of Life, whose power benign 0

Doth o'er the world in mercy shine! Accept our praise, for we are Thine. 2 O Father, uncreated Lord!

Be Thou in every land adored;

On every soul Thy love be poured. 3 O Son of God, for sinners slain ;

We bless Thee, Lord, whose dying pain

For us did endless life regain.
4 O Holy Ghost, whose guardian care

Doth us for heavenly joys prepare;
May we in Thy communion share.

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