98. Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove

1 Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove,
With all Thy quickening powers;
Kindle a flame of sacred love
In these cold hearts of ours.

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

3 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!

4 Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove,
With all Thy quickening powers;
Come, shed abroad the Saviour’s love
And that shall kindle ours.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Come, Holy spirit, heavenly Dove
Title: Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Language: English
Publication Date: 1957
Topic: Comforter; Repentance; Whitsunday (1 more...)
Notes: Alternate tune: AZMON, No. 49
Tune Information
Name: ST. AGNES
Composer: John B. Dykes, 1823-1876
Key: G Major
Notes: This tune in a higher key, No. 50



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