378. O Spirit of the Living God

1 O Spirit of the living God,
in all thy plenitude of grace,
where'er a human foot hath trod,
descend on our apostate race.

2 Give tongues of fire and hearts of love
to preach the reconciling word;
give pow'r and unction from above,
whene'er the joyful sound is heard.

3 Be darkness, at thy coming, light;
confusion, order in thy path;
souls without strength inspire with might;
bid mercy triumph over wrath.

4 O Spirit of the Lord, prepare
all the round earth its God to meet;
breathe thou abroad like morning air,
till hearts of stone begin to beat.

5 Baptize the nations; far and nigh
the triumphs of the cross record;
the name of Jesus glorify,
till every kindred call him Lord.

Text Information
First Line: O Spirit of the living God
Title: O Spirit of the Living God
Author: James Montgomery (1823)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: LM
Scripture: Amos 4:12; Philippians 2:12; 1 Peter 2:9
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Musikalisches Handbuch (Hamburg, 1690) (later form (1847) of melody in)

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