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Thou the anointing Spirit art,
Who dost Thy seven-fold gifts impart.
Thy blessed Unction from above,
Is comfort, life, and fire of love
Enable with perpetual light
The dulness of our blinded sight.
Anoint and cheer our soiled face
With the abundance of Thy grace :
Keep far our foes, give peace at home ;
Where Thou art guide, no ill can come.
Teach us to know the FATHER, Son,
And Thee of Both to be but One :
That through the ages all along,
This may be our endless song :
Praise to Thine eternal merit,
FATHER, Son, and HOLY SPIRIT.
“ And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost.” 88. COME, Holy Ghost, Who ever One
Art with the FATHER and the Son ;
Come, Holy Ghost, our souls
With Thy full flood of holiness.
Let mouth and heart and flesh combine,
To herald forth our Creed divine ;
And love so wrap our mortal frame,
Others may catch the living flame
This grace on Thy redeemed confer,
FATHER of love, Co-equal Son,
And HOLY GHOST, the Comforter,
For ever Blessed Three in One.
“I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions." 89. ABOVE the starry spheres,
To where He was before,
CHRIST had gone up, soon from on high
The FATHER's gift to pour.
And now had fully come
On mystic circle borne,
Of seven times seven revolving days,
The Pentecostal morn :
When, as the Apostles knelt
At the third hour in prayer,
A sudden rushing sound proclaimed
The God of Glory near.
Forthwith a tongue of fire
Alights on every brow ;-
Each breast receives the FATHER's light
The Word's enkindling glow,
The Holy Ghost on all
Is mightily outpoured,
Who straight in divers tongues declare
The wonders of the LORD.
While strangers of all climes
Flock round from far and near,
And with amazement, each at once,
Their n ve accents hear.
But Judah faithless still,
Denies the Hand Divine,
And madly jeers the Saints of CHRIST
As drunk with new-made wine.
Till Peter in the midst
Stood up and spake aloud;
And their perfidious falsity
By Joel's witness showed.
Praise to the FATHER be!
Praise to the Son Who rose !
Praise, Holy Paraclete, to Thee !
While age on ages flows.
“ Take not Thy HOLY SPIRIT from me : restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation, and uphold me with Thy free Spirit.” 90. AGAiN the circling seasons tell
The blest and joyous hour,
When erst upon the Apostles fell
The Spirit's hallowing shower.
In flame-drops lights the thrilling Fire,
A tongue its mystic form,
Each mouth with wisdom to inspire,
With love each heart to warm.
In every tongue their voice is heard :
The Gentiles tremble round;
The hearts in whom the Spirit stirred,
They deem in new wine drowned.
To Thee, All-pitying LORD, we pray,
To Thee adoring bend,
Thy Spirit Blest from Heaven this day
On us Thy suppliants send.
Thou, Who in ages past didst pour
Thy graces from above,
Thy grace in us, when lost, restore,
And stablish peace and love.
To God the FATHER, glory be,
And Son from death upraised,
And HOLY SPIRIT, Persons Three,
One God for ever praised.
Trinity Sunday. “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out." 91. THRICE Holy God, of wondrous might,
O TRINITY of love divine,
To Thee belongs unclouded light,
And everlasting joys are Thine.
About Thy Throne dark clouds abound,
About Thee shine such dazzling rays,
That Angels, as they stand around
Are fain to tremble as they gaze.
Thy new-born people, gracious LORD,
Confess Thee in Thine own great Name;
By hope they taste the rich reward,
Which faith already dares to claim.
FATHER, may we Thy law fulfil,
Blest Son, may we Thy precepts learn,
And Thou, Blest SPIRIT, guide our will,
Our feet unto Thy pathway turn.
Yea, FATHER, may Thy will be done,
And may we thus Thy Name adore,
Together with Thy blessed Son,
And Holy Ghost, for evermore.
“ There are Three that bear record in heaven, the FATHER the WORD, and the Holy GHOST; and these three are One.” 92. O Thou, Who dwellest bright on high,
Thou ever-blessed TRINITY!
Thee we confess, in Thee believe,
To Thee with pious heart we cleave.
O FATHER! by Thy saints adored,
O Son of God! our Blessed LORD,
O HOLY SPIRIT! Who dost join
FATHER and Son with love divine.
We see the FATHER in the Son,
And with the FATHER Christ is One;
The HOLY GHOST, the Paraclete,
In Both resides, in Both complete.
For God the FATHER, GOD the Son,
And God the Holy Ghost are One;
All Three one blessed truth approve,
All Three compose one holy love.
To God the FATHER, God the Son,
And Holy Ghost, be glory done ;
One God Almighty we adore,
With heart and voice, for evermore!
“Holy, Holy, Holy, LORD God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come." 93. FATHER of all, to Thee we raise
The tribute of our grateful praise,
Who for our double life hast given
Bread from the earth, and Bread from heaven,
Thou too, O JESUS, be adored,
The only Son, the Almighty LORD ;
Who, our Salvation to become,
Didst not abhor the Virgin's womb:
Who, on the Cross a Victim made,
The ransom of the world hast paid ;
Through Whom alone on guilty men
The hope of life has dawned again.
And Thou, by Whose Almighty aid
The spotless, pure, and holy Maid
Brought forth Incarnate Deity,
Eternal SPIRIT, praise to Thee!
Three Persons, but One God, Whose grace
Both forms and saves our human race,
With joyful hearts and lips to Thee
We hymn this mighty Mystery.
To God the FATHER, with the Son,
And HOLY SPIRIT, Three in One,
Laud, honour, glory, majesty
Now, and henceforth for ever be.
HYMNS FOR THE WEEK.
“GOD said, Let there be light, and there was light."
“ Very early in the morning, the first day in the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun ; and the angel said, He is not here, for He is risen." 94. This day the blessed TRINITY
The universe began;
This day the world's Creator rose,
O’ercoming death for man.