O Holy Ghost, Thou Lord of Light

O Holy Ghost, Thou Lord of Light

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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O Holy Ghost, Thou Lord of Light,
Remove our ignorance, we pray,
And shine upon the 'wildering night,
That leads our darkened souls astray.

O Holy Ghost, convince of sin,
And in our blindness let us see
The fleshly power that lurks within,
The loves that turn our hearts from Thee.

O Holy Ghost, Thou Lord of Life,
Revive our souls with needed strength,
That we may stand amid earth's strife,
And win the victory at length.

O Holy Ghost, Thy comfort bring,
That, when the heart with sorrow sighs,
Our lips the praise of Christ may sing,
And tears no longer cloud our eyes.

O Holy Ghost, our faith renew,
Our doubting minds with hope inspire;
And may Thy love our hate subdue,
And warm our souls with heavenly fire.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Holy Ghost, Thou Lord of Light
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English



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