688. O Holy Spirit, Root of Life

1 O Holy Spirit, root of life,
creator, cleanser of all things,
anoint our wounds, awaken us
with lustrous movement of your wings.

2 Eternal Vigor, Saving One,
you free us by your living Word,
becoming flesh to wear our pain,
and all creation is restored.

3 O holy Wisdom, soaring power,
encompass us with wings unfurled,
and carry us, encircling all
above, below, and through the world.

Text Information
First Line: O Holy Spirit, root of life
Title: O Holy Spirit, Root of Life
Author: Jean Janzen, b. 1933
Publication Date: 2000
Meter: L M
Scripture: Romans 8:14-21; Proverbs 8:22-31; Deuteronomy 32:11-12; Genesis 1:1-2
Topic: Pentecost, The Holy Spirit
Source: Hildegard of Bingen, 1078,1179, based on
Language: English
Copyright: Text © 1991 Jean Janzen
Tune Information
Adapter: Michael Praetorius, 1571-1621
Meter: L M
Key: D Major
Source: European tune, 15th century

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