543. Our blest Redeemer, ere he breathed

1 Our blest Redeemer, ere he breathed
his tender last farewell,
a Guide, a Comforter, bequeathed
with us to dwell.

2 He came in tongues of living flame,
to teach, convince, subdue;
all-powerful as the wind he came,
as viewless too.

3 He came sweet influence to impart,
a gracious, willing guest,
when he can find one humble heart
wherein to rest.

4 And his that gentle voice we hear,
soft as the breath of ev'n,
that checks each fault, that calms each fear,
and speaks of heav'n.

5 And ev'ry virtue we possess,
and ev'ry victory won,
and ev'ry thought of holiness,
are his alone.

6 Spirit of purity and grace,
our weakness, pitying, see;
O make our hearts thy dwelling-place,
and worthier thee.

Text Information
First Line: Our blest Redeemer, ere he breathed
Title: Our blest Redeemer, ere he breathed
Author: Harriet Auber, 1773-1862
Meter: 86 84
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Pentecost; Year A: Pentecost; Year B: Pentecost (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes, 1823-1876
Meter: 86 84
Key: D Major

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