338. Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart

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1 Spirit of God, descend upon my heart;
wean it from earth, through all its pulses move;
stoop to my weakness, mighty as thou art,
and make me love thee as I ought to love.

2 I ask no dream, no prophet ecstasies,
no sudden rending of the veil of clay,
no angel visitant, no op'ning skies;
but take the dimness of my soul away.

3 Hast thou not bid us love thee, God and King?
All, all thine own, soul, heart, and strength and mind.
I see the cross--there teach my heart to cling:
O let me seek thee, and O let me find.

4 Teach me to feel that thou art always nigh;
teach me the struggles of the soul to bear,
to check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh;
teach me the patience of unanswered prayer.

5 Teach me to love thee as thine angels love,
one holy passion filling all my frame:
the baptism of the heav'n-descended Dove,
my heart an altar, and thy love the flame.

Text Information
First Line: Spirit of God, descend upon my heart
Title: Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
Author: George Croly (1854)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 10.10.10.10.
Scripture: Deuteronomy 6:5; Galatians 5:25
Topic: Heart: Surrendered; Holy Spirit: Dove; Holy Spirit: Teacher
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: MORECAMBE
Composer: Frederick C. Atkinson (1870)
Meter: 10.10.10.10.
Key: g minor



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