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"If I depart, I will send Him unto you." I POUR blest Redeemer, ere He 4 p And His that gentle voice we hear, breathed
Soft as the breath of even,
That checks each fault, that calms A Guide, a Comforter bequeathed
each fear, With us to dwell.
PP And speaks of heaven. 2 f He came in tongues of living flame, scresAnd every virtue we possess, To teach, convince, subdue ;
And every victory won,
mf Are His alone. 3mf He came sweet influence to impart, 6 p Spirit of purity and grace, A gracious, willing Guest,
Our weakness, pitying, see: [place, While He can find one humble heart cres Oh, make our hearts Thy dwellingo Wherein to rest.
dim And worthier Thee ! Amen,
They were all filled with the Holy Ghost.”
With wisdom from above;
cres And give us hearts and tongues of fire, cres Descend in all Thy power ;
To pray and praise and love. mf We meet with one accord
3 p Spirit of light, explore In our appointed place,
And chase our gloom away, And wait the promise of our Lord,
cres With lustre shining more and more The Spirit of all grace.
Unto the perfect day ; 2 f Like mighty rushing wind
mf Spirit of truth, be Thou
In life and death our Guide ;
May we be sanctified! Amen.
148 “How much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them
that ask Him?” imfSPIRIT Divine ! attend our prayers, cres May barrenness rejoice to own
And make this house Thy home; Thy fertilising power. Descend with all Thy gracious powers: f Oh, come, great Spirit, come! 5 p Come as the dove: and spread Thy
The wings of peaceful love ; (wings, 2 mf Come as the light : to us reveal cres And let Thy Church on earth become p Our emptiness and woe;
Blest as the Church above. cres And lead us in those paths of life Where all the righteous go.
6 mf Come as the wind: with rushing sound
And Pentecostal grace, 3 mf Comeas the fire: and purgeour hearts, That all of woman born may see Like sacrificial flame;
The glory of Thy face. cres Let our whole soul an offering be To our Redeemer's name. 7mf Spirit Divine ! attend our prayers,
Make a lost world Thy home; 4 p Come as the dew: and sweetly bless Descend with all Thy gracious powers This consecrated hour;
f Oh, come, great Spirit, come!
149 "Suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind." If WHEN God of old came down from f The trump, that angels quake to hear heaven,
Thrilled from the
deep, dark cloud ; In power and wrath He came ;
5 mf So, when the Spirit of our God Before His feet the clouds were riven, Came down His flock to find, Half darkness and half flame.
cres A voice from heaven was heard abroad, 2 p But when He came the second time, A rushing, mighty wind.
He came in power and love ; 6 f It fills the Church of God; it fills
The sinful world around;
P Only in stubborn hearts and wills 3 f The fires, that rushed on Sinai down No place for it is found. In sudden torrents dread,
7 mf Come, Lord ! come, Wisdom, Love, P Now gently light, (cres) a glorious and Power !
On every sainted head. (crown, Open our ears to hear ; 4 f And as on Israel's awe-struck ear cres Let us not miss the accepted hour; The voice exceeding loud,
f Save, Lord, by love or fear. Amen.
A. CROIL FALCONER.
A. CROIL FALCONER.
151 “ The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My
name." Imf COME to our poor nature's night 4 P Gentle, awful, holy Guest, With Thy blessed inward light,
Make Thy temple in each breast; Holy Ghost, the Infinite,
There Thy presence be confessed p Comforter Divine !
Comforter Divine ! 2 p Orphans are our souls, and poor; 5 p In us, for us, intercede, cres Give us from Thy heavenly store, And with voiceless groanings plead f Faith, love, joy, for evermore,
Our unutterable need, p Comforter Divine !
Comforter Divine !
Guide, subdue our wayward will, cres Earnest of our bliss on high,
p Comforter Divine !
dim Comforter Divine ! Amen.