254. O God, the Holy Ghost

1 O God, the Holy Ghost,
in this accepted hour,
as on the day of Pentecost,
descend with all thy power.

2 We meet with one accord
in our appointed place,
and wait the promise of our Lord,
the Spirit of all grace.

3 Like mighty rushing wind
upon the waves beneath,
move with one impulse every mind,
one soul, one feeling breathe:

4 The young, the old, inspire
with wisdom from above;
and give us hearts and tongues of fire,
to pray, and praise, and love.

5 Spirit of light, explore,
and chase our gloom away,
with lustre shining more and more
unto the perfect day:

6 Spirit of truth, be thou
in life and death our guide;
O Spirit of adoption, now
may we be sanctified.

Text Information
First Line: O God, the Holy Ghost
Title: O God, the Holy Ghost
Author: James Montgomery (1771 - 1854) (alt.)
Meter: SM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1998
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Pentecost
Notes: Alt tune: SOUTHWELL 511
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Jack Noble White (1938-)
Meter: SM
Key: g minor
Source: The Good Old Songs; Harm. from Songs for the People of God
Copyright: Harm. © 1994 Selah Publishing Co., Inc.

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