244. Heavenly Love

1 Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost,
Taught by thee, we covet most
Of thy gifts at Pentecost,
Holy, heavenly love.

2 Faith, that mountains could remove,
Tongues of earth or heaven above,
Knowledge--all things--empty prove,
Without heavenly love.

3 Love is kind, and suffers long;
Love is meek and thinks no wrong;
Love, than death itself more strong:
Give us heavenly love.

4 Prophecy will fade away,
Melting in the light of day;
Love will ever with us stay:
Give us heavenly love.

5 Faith will vanish into sight;
Hope be emptied in delight;
Love in heaven will shine more bright:
Give us heavenly love.

6 Faith and hope and love we see
Joining hand in hand agree;
But the greatest of the three,
And the best, is love.

7 From the overshadowing
Of thy gold and silver wing,
Shed on us, who to thee sing,
Holy, heavenly love.

Text Information
First Line: Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost
Title: Heavenly Love
Author: C. Wordsworth
Language: English
Publication Date: 1888
Topic: The Holy Spirit
Tune Information
Composer: F. Filitz
Meter: 7s, 5s
Key: D Major

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