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COME, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove,
With light and comfort from above;
Be Thou our guardian, Thou our guide,
O'er every thought and step preside.
The light of truth to us display,
And make us know and choose thy way ;
Plant holy fear in every heart,
That we from God may ne'er depart.
Lead us to holiness, the road
That we must take to dwell with God;
Lead us to Christ, the living Way,
Nor let us from his precepts stray.
Lead us to God, our final rest,
To be with Him for ever blest ;
Lead us to heaven,

share
fulness of joy for ever there.

that we may

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COME, Holy Spirit, come,

Let thy bright beams arise ;
Dispel the sorrow from our minds,

The darkness from our eyes.
Convince us all of sin,

Then lead to Jesus' blood ;
And to our wond'ring view reveal

The mercies of our God.

Revive our drooping faith,

Our doubts and fears remove;
And kindle in our breasts the flame

Of never-dying love.

'Tis thine to cleanse the heart,

To sanctify the soul,
To breathe fresh life through every part,

And new-create the whole.
Dwell Thou within our hearts,

Our minds from bondage free;
Then shall we know, and praise, and love,

The Father, Son, and Thee.

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COME, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove,

With all thy quick’ning powers ;
Kindle a flame of sacred love

In these cold hearts of ours.
See 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 be

In this poor dying state;
Our love so faint, so cold to Thee,

And thine to us so great ?
Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove,

With all thy quick'ning powers ;
Come, shed abroad a Saviour's love,

And that shall kindle ours.

GRACIOUS Spirit, Love divine,
Let thy light around us shine ;
All our guilty fears remove,
Fill us with thy peace and love.

Lead us to the Lamb of God,
Wash us in his precious blood ;
Pardon to the contrite seal,
And the wounded spirit heal.

Earnest Thou of heavenly rest,
Comfort every troubled breast;
Life, and joy, and peace impart,
Sanctifying every heart.

Guardian Spirit, lest we stray,
Keep us in the heavenly way;
Bring us to thy courts above,
Realms of light and endless love.

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LORD God, the Holy Ghost,

In this accepted hour,
As on the day of Pentecost,

Descend in all thy power.

We meet with one accord

Assembled in one place,
And wait the promise of our Lord,

The Spirit of all grace.

Spirit of truth, be Thou

In life and death our guide;
O Spirit of adoption, now

May we be sanctified,
The young, the old, inspire

With wisdom from above;
And give us hearts and tongues of fire

To pray, and praise, and love.

Trinity.

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HAIL, holy, holy, holy, Lord !

Whom One in Three we know,
By all the heavenly hosts ador'd,

By all thy Church below.
One undivided Trinity

With triumph we proclaim ;
Thy universe is full of Thee,

And speaks thy glorious Name.
Thee, holy Father, we confess,

Thee, holy Son, adore,
Spirit of truth and holiness,

We praise Thee evermore.
Hail, holy, holy, holy, Lord,

Our heavenly song shall be ;
Supreme, essential One, ador’d

In co-eternal Three !

FATHER of heaven, whose love profound
A ransom for our souls hath found,
Before thy throne we sinners bend,
To us thy pard'ning love extend.
Almighty Son, Incarnate Word,
Our Prophet, Priest, Redeemer, Lord,
Before thy throne we sinners bend,
To us thy saving grace extend.
Eternal Spirit, by whose breath
The soul is rais'd from sin and death,
Before thy throne we sinners bend,
To us thy quick’ning power extend.
Jehovah! Father, Spirit, Son,
Mysterious Godhead, Three in One!
Before thy throne we sinners bend,
Grace, pardon, life to us extend.

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FATHER! in whom we live,

In whom we breathe and move,
The glory, power, and praise receive

Of thy creating love.
Incarnate Deity!

Let all thy ransom'd race
Employ their lives in thanks to Thee,

For thy redeeming grace.
Spirit of holiness!

Let all thy saints adore
Thy sacred gifts, and join to bless

Thy heart-renewing power.

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