Heavenly Spirit, All Others Transcending

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1 Heavenly Spirit, all others transcending,
Thou who with Father and Son dost abide!
Come Thou, our spirits in unity blending,
Come and make ready the heavenly bride!
Calling and gathering, and Jesus declaring,
Building God's Church, shedding light from above,
Come, O Thou Spirit of God, never tiring,
Come and interpret God's wonderful love!

2 Merciful Jesus, with love never failing,
Sending Thy Spirit, the pledge ever new,
That Thy atonement for all is availing,
Faith ever sees that Thy promise is true.
Crowned are Thy servants with heavenly fire,
Speaking with hearts and with tongues all aflame:
Heavenly Spirit, our voices inspire,
That we may sing of His glorious name!

3 Heav'nly Consoler, with unction celestial,
Heal Thou the wounds of each sin-burdened heart!
Strengthen our faith, and with zeal Pentecostal
Fill our faint souls, and Thy blessings impart!
Create within us new hearts and new spirits;
Lead us in truth, and sustain us in woe;
Teach us true faith in the dear Savior's merits,
So that at death we Thy power may know!


Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #121

Translator: George Taylor Rygh

Rygh, George A. Taylor, 1860-1942; educator and minister; b. Chicago, Ill.; educ. Iowa; taught at St. Olaf Coll.; lived in Northfield and Minneapolis) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n88084019 Go to person page >

Author: Johan Nordahl Brun

Johan Nordahl Brun (21 March 1745 in Trondheim—26 July 1816) was the poet, dramatist, bishop in Bergen (1804-1816), and politician who contributed significantly to the growth of National Romanticism in Norway, contributing to the growing national consciousness. He traveled to Copenhagen in 1767, where he passed his theological examinations. While at the University of Copenhagen, Brun was a prominent member of The Norwegian Society (Det Norske Selskab), a group of younger Norwegian authors, poets and philosophers. Johan Nordahl Brun become an active member of the Church of the Cross in Norway. He became a minister of the Parish in the Church of the Cross from 1774 until 1804 when he became the Bishop of Bergen. In literary history… Go to person page >

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First Line: Heavenly Spirit, all others transcending
Title: Heavenly Spirit, All Others Transcending
Translator: George Taylor Rygh
Author: Johan Nordahl Brun
Meter: 11.10.11.10. D

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