251. Come, Ever Blessed Spirit, Come

1 Come, ever blessed Spirit, come,
and make thy servants' hearts thy home;
may each a living temple be,
hallowed for ever, Lord, to thee.

2 Enrich that temple's holy shrine
with sevenfold gifts of grace divine:
with wisdom, light and knowledge bless,
strength, counsel, fear, and godliness.

3 O Trinity in Unity,
one only God and persons three,
in whom, through whom, by whom we live,
to Thee we praise and glory give:

4 So grant us to receive thy grace,
that we may see thy glorious face,
and ever with the heavenly host
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Text Information
First Line: Come, ever blessed Spirit, come
Title: Come, Ever Blessed Spirit, Come
Author: Christopher Wordsworth (1807-1885)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: LM
Scripture: John 14:8-27; John 15:26 - 16:15; 1 Corinthians 3:10-23; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; Galatians 5:1; Galatians 5:13-25; Ephesians 4:25 - 5:2
Topic: Pentecost
Notes: Alt. tune: WAREHAM 40, 353
Tune Information
Name: DISTRESS
Arranger: Jonathan McNair (1959-)
Meter: LM
Key: d minor or modal
Source: The Sacred Harp, Mason, 1844
Copyright: Arr. © 1993 The Pilgrim Press



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