Spirit of truth, on this Thy dayAuthor: Reginald Heber
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1 Spirit of truth, on this Thy day,
To Thee for help we cry,
To guide us through the dreary way,
To guide us through the dreary way
Of dark mortality.
2 We ask not, Lord, the cloven flame,
Or tongues of various tone;
But long Thy praises to proclaim,
But long Thy praises to proclaim
With fervor in our own.
3 We mourn not that prophetic skill
Is found on earth no more;
Enough for us to trace Thy will,
Enough for us to trace Thy will
In Scripture’s sacred lore.
4 When tongues shall cease, and power decay,
And knowledge empty prove,
Do Thou Thy trembling servants stay,
Do Thou Thy trembling servants stay
With faith, and hope, and love.
Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #274
Spirit of Truth! on this Thy day. Bishop B. Heber. [Whitsuntide.] Appeared in his posthumous Hymns, &c, 1827, p. 82, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines. It is in several modern hymnbooks in Great Britain and America, and usually in an abbreviated form. For the date 1812, sometimes assigned to it, we have no evidence.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|The Cyber Hymnal #6288||Spirit of Truth, on This Thy Day||Spirit of truth, on this Thy day||BEDFORD||Reginald Heber, 1783-1826||CM||Published posthumously in <cite>Hymns Written and Adapted to the Weekly Service of the Church Year</cite> (London: J. Murray, 1827)|