243. The Comforter's love

1 O Holy Ghost, the Comforter,
How is thy love despised,
While the heart longs for sympathy
And friends are idolized.

2 O Spirit of the living God,
Brooding with dove-like wings
Over the helpless and the weak
Among created things!

3 Where should our feebleness find strength,
Our helplessness a stay,
Didst thou not bring us hope and help,
And comfort, day by day?

4 Great are thy consolations, Lord,
And mighty is thy power,
In sickness and in solitude,
In sorrow's darkest hour.

5 Oh, if the souls that now despise
And grieve thee, heavenly Dove,
Would seek thee, and would welcome thee,
How would they prize thy love!

Text Information
First Line: O Holy Ghost, the Comforter
Title: The Comforter's love
Author: Mrs. Jane E. Saxby
Language: English
Publication Date: 1888
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: The Holy Spirit
Tune Information
Composer: T. Hastings
Meter: C. M.
Key: B♭ Major

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