Spirit blest, who art adored

Spirit blest, who art adored

Author: Thomas Benson Pollock
Tune: EVELYN (Sullivan)
Published in 32 hymnals

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1 Spirit blest, who art adored,
With the Father and the Word,
One Eternal God and Lord:
Hear us Holy Spirit.

2 Comforter, to whom we owe
All that we rejoice to know
Of our Saviour's work below:
Hear us Holy Spirit.

3 Spirit, showing us the way,
Warning when we go astray,
Pleading in us when we pray:
Hear us Holy Spirit.

4 Spirit, whom our failings grieve,
Whom the world will not receive,
Who dost help us to believe:
Hear us Holy Spirit.

5 Spirit, aiding all who yearn
More of truth Divine to learn,
And with deeper love to burn:
Hear us Holy Spirit.

6 Holy, Loving, as thou art,
Come and live within our heart,
Never from us to depart:
Hear us Holy Spirit.

7 May we soon from sin set free,
Where Thy work may perfect be,
Jesus' face with rapture see:
Hear us Holy Spirit.


The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895

Author: Thomas Benson Pollock

Pollock, Thomas Benson, M.A., was born in 1836, and graduated at Trinity College, Dublin, B.A. 1859, M.A. 1863, where he also gained the Vice-Chancellor's Prize for English Verse in 1855. Taking Holy Orders in 1861, he was Curate of St. Luke's, Leek, Staffordshire; St. Thomas's, Stamford Hill, London; and St. Alban's, Birmingham. Mr. Pollock is a most successful writer of metrical Litanies. His Metrical Litanies for Special Services and General Use, Mowbray, Oxford, 1870, and other compositions of the same kind contributed subsequently to various collections, have greatly enriched modern hymnbooks. To the 1889 Supplemental Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern, Mr. Pollock contributed two hymns, “We are soldiers of Christ, Who is mighty to save… Go to person page >

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