Author:Isaac Watts
Composer:W. Jones

242. Invocation

1 Come, 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 In vain we tune our formal songs;
In vain we strive to rise;
Hosannas languish on our tongues,
And our devotion dies.

4 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?

5 Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove!
With all thy quickening powers;
Come, shed abroad a Saviour's love,
And that shall kindle ours.

Text Information
First Line: Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove!
Title: Invocation
Original Language: Latin
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Publication Date: 1888
Topic: The Holy Spirit
Tune Information
Composer: W. Jones
Meter: C. M.
Key: G Major or modal

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