#158: Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove

(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)


Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove,

With all Thy quick’ning pow’rs;

Kindle a flame of sacred love

In these cold hearts of ours.


Look how we grovel here below,

Fond of these earthly toys;

Our souls, how heavily they go

To reach eternal joys.


In vain we tune our formal songs,

In vain we strive to rise;

Hosannas languish on our tongues,

And our devotion dies.


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!


Come, Holy Spirit, heav’nly Dove,

With all Thy quick’ning pow’rs;

Come, shed abroad a Savior’s love,

And that shall kindle ours.

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