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COME, HOLY SPIRIT.
I. Watts.

MEAR. C. M.

A. Williams.

This tune may be sung in double (2-4) time.

CON
OME, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove,

With all thy quickening powers,
Kindle a flame of sacred love

In these cold hearts of ours.
2 Look how we grovel here below,

Fond of these trifling toys;
Our souls can neither fly nor go

To reach eternal joys.
3 Dear Lord, and shall we ever live

At this poor dying rate?
Our love so faint, so cold to thee,

And thine to us so great ?
4 Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove,

With all thy quickening powers;
Come, shed abroad a Saviour's love,

And that shall kindle ours.

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A-men.

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THE SPIRIT'S WORK.
7. Hart.

EASTNOR. S. M.

A. King,

COME Holy Spirit, come;

Let thy bright beams arise ;
Dispel the sorrow from our minds,

The darkness from our eyes.
2 Convince us of our sin;

Then lead to Jesus' blood,
And to our wondering view reveal

The secret love of God.

3 Revive our drooping faith,

Our doubts and fears remove,
And kindle in our breasts the flame

Of never-dying love.

4 'Tis thine to cleanse the heart,

To sanctify the soul,
To pour fresh life in every part,

And new create the whole.

5 Come, Holy Spirit, come;

Our minds from bondage free.
Then shall we know, and praise, and love,

The Father, Son, and Thee.

A-men.

244

TO THE HOLY GHOST.
A. Reed.

NORWICH. 75.

English.

I

HOLY

OLY GHOST, with light divine,

Shine upon this heart of mine;
Chase the shades of night away

Turn my darkness into day.
2 Holy Ghost, with power divine,

Cleanse this guilty heart of mine;
Long hath sin, without control,

Held dominion o'er my soul.
3 Holy Ghost, with joy divine,

Cheer this saddened heart of mine;
Bid my many woes depart,

Heal my wounded, bleeding heart.
4 Holy Spirit, all-divine,

Dwell within this heart of mine;
Cast down every idol-throne,
Reign supreme,—and reign alone.

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A-men.

245

WAITING FOR THE PROMISE.
7. Montgomery.

ASHWELL. L. M.

L. Mason.

O SPIRIT of the living God,

In all thy plenitude of grace,
Where'er the foot of man hath trod,

Descend on our apostate race.
2 Give tongues of fire, and hearts of love,

To preach the reconciling word;
Give power and unction from above,

Where'er the joyful sound is heard.
3 Be darkness, at thy coming, light

Confusion-order, in thy path;
Souls without strength, inspire with might;

Bid mercy triumph over wrath.
4 Baptize the nations, far and nigh;

The triumphs of the cross record;
The name of Jesus glorify,

Till every kindred call him Lord.

A-men.

246 ENLIGHTENING Grace.

QUEBEC. L. M.

H. Baker.

B. Beddome.

I COME, blesséd Spirit! source of light!

Whose power and grace are unconfined,
Dispel the gloomy shades of night-

The thicker darkness of the mind.
2 To mine illumined eyes, display

The glorious truth thy word reveals;
Cause me to run the heavenly way,

Thy book unfold, and loose the seals.

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3 Thine inward teachings make me know

The mysteries of redeeming love,
The vanity of things below,

And excellence of things above.

4 While through this dubious maze I stray,

Spread, like the sun, thy beams abroad,
To show the dangers of the way,

And guide my feeble steps to God.

A.men.

247

THE WITNESSING SPIRIT.
C. Wesley.

LUDWIG. 76,76; 77,76.

From Beethoven.

I BLESSED Comforter, come down,

And live and move in me; Make

my every deed thy own, In all things led by thee; Bid each evil thought depart,

Now with me vouchsafe to dwell; Faithful Witness, in my heart

Thy perfect love reveal. 2 Let me in thy love rejoice,

Thy shrine, thy pure abode;
Tell me, by thine inward voice,

I am a child of God:
Lord, I choose the better part,

Lord, I wait thy peace to feel;
Send the witness, in my heart

The Holy Ghost reveal.

A-men.

248

THE SPIRIT OF ADOPTION.
I. Watts.

REFUGE. C. M.

7. Barnby.

I

WHY should the children of a King

Go mourning all their days?
Great Comforter, descend, and bring

Some tokens of thy grace.
2 Dost thou not dwell in all the saints,

And seal the heirs of heaven?
When wilt thou banish my complaints,

And show my sins forgiven?
3 Assure my conscience of her part

In the Redeemer's blood;
And bear thy witness with my heart,

That I am born of God.
4 Thou art the earnest of his love,

The pledge of joys to come;
And thy soft wings, celestial Dove,

Will safe convey me home.

HINTO TNN

A-men.

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THE COMFORTER.
G. Rawson.

PENTECOST. 77,75.

A.S. Sullivan.

· HOLY GHOST, the Infinite!

Shine upon our nature's night
With thy blessed inward light,

Comforter Divine !
2 We are sinful: cleanse us, Lord;

We are faint: thy strength afford;
Lost,-until by thee restored,

Comforter Divine!

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