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[Alternative Tunes Nos. 31, 218.] HERE in Thy presence, dread and sweet, Spirit of Knowledge ! lead our feet IT O HOLY GHOST, we Thee entreat In Thine own paths so safe and sweet, Thy sevenfold Gifts to shed
By Angel footsteps trod ; On us, who fall before Thee now,
Where Thou our Guardian true shalt be, Bearing the Cross upon our brow,
Spirit of gentle Piety! On which our Master bled.
To keep us close to GOD. Spirit of Wisdom ! turn our eyes
But most of all be ever near, From earth and earthly vanities,
Spirit of God's most Holy Fear! To heavenly truth and love ;
In our hearts' inmost shrine : Spirit of Understanding true !
Our souls with awful reverence fill, Our souls with heavenly light endue,
To worship His most Holy Will, To seek the things above.
All righteous and divine. Spirit of Counsel ! be our Guide ;
So, dearest LORD, through peace or strife, Teach us, by earthly struggles tried, Lead us to everlasting life, Our heavenly crown to win ;
To win our high reward : Spirit of Fortitude ! thy power
So may we fight our lifelong fight, Be with us in temptation's hour,
Strong in Thine own unearthly might, To keep us pure from sin.
i And reign with Christ our LORD.
136 “STRONG IN OUR GREAT CAPTAIN.” 184.108.40.206. D.
[Alternative Tunes Nos. 26, 265.]
Clad in GOD's own armour, armour of pure light;
[Alternative Tunes Nos. 17, 55, 235.]
I must with fear and trembling
In adoration bow,
For Thou, O blessed JESUS,
Art on the Altar now.
May no vain word be uttered,
May no bad thought arise, As here we meet to offer
The Christian Sacrifice.
I kneel in Thy dear Presence,
A weak and sinful child,
Most merciful and mild.
The bread becoines Thy Body,
The wine becomes Thy Blood, O how can man be worthy
Of such celestial food ?
I pray Thee, grant me pardon ;
I pray Thee, hear my prayer, That Thy sweet peace and blessing
I may for ever share. Amen.