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252. Come, O come, Thou quickening Spirit

1 Come, O come, Thou quickening Spirit,
Thou for ever art divine:
Let Thy power never fail me,
Always fill this heart of mine;
Thus shall grace, and truth, and light
Dissipate the gloom of night.

2 Grant my mind and my affections
Wisdom, counsel, purity;
That I may be ever seeking
Naught but that which pleases Thee.
Let Thy knowledge spread and grow,
Working error's overthrow.

3 Lead me to green pastures, lead me
By the true and living way,
Shield me from each strong temptation
That might draw my heart astray;
And if e'er my feet should turn,
For each error let me mourn.

4 Holy Spirit, strong and mighty,
Thou who makest all things new,
Make Thy work within me perfect.
Help me by Thy Word so true,
Arm me with that Sword of Thine,
And the victory shall be mine.

5 In the faith O make me steadfast;
Let not Satan, death or shame
Of my confidence deprive me;
Lord, my refuge is Thy Name.
When the flesh inclines to ill,
Be Thy Word prove stronger still.

6 And when my last hour approaches,
Let my hopes grow yet more bright.
(Since am an heir of heaven,)
In Thy glorious courts of light,
Fairer far than voice can tell,
There, redeemed by Christ, to dwell.

Text Information
First Line: Come, O come, Thou quickening Spirit
German Title: Komm, O komm, du Geist des Lebens
Translator: Charles William Schaeffer (1866, a.)
Author: Joachim Neander, d. 1680
Meter: 8, 7, 7.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1890
Topic: The Holy Spirit; Sexagesima Sunday; Easter Season, Fifth Sunday (3 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: 8, 7, 7.
Key: E♭ Major
Notes: Composer from index: Dretzel, 1731

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