588. Come, O Come, Life-Giving Spirit

1 Come, O come, life-giving Spirit,
God from all eternity!
May your power never fail us;
dwell within us constantly.
Then shall truth and life and light
banish all the gloom of night.

2 Show us, Lord, the path of blessing;
when we trespass on our way,
cast, O Lord, our sins behind you
and be with us day by day.
Should we stray, O Lord, recall;
work repentance when we fall.

3 Spirit, guard our faith forever;
let not Satan, death, or shame
ever part us from our Savior.
Lord, our refuge is your name!
When our hearts oppose your will,
let your Word prove stronger still.

4 And when life's frail thread is breaking,
then assure us more and more,
as the heirs of life unending,
of the glory there in store,
glory never yet expressed,
glory of the saints at rest.

Text Information
First Line: Come, O come, life-giving Spirit
Title: Come, O Come, Life-Giving Spirit
Author: Heinrich Held, 1620-1659 (abr.)
Translator: Charles W. Schaeffer, 1813-1896 (alt.)
Meter: 87 87 77
Language: English
Publication Date: 2021
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Work of the Spirit
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer (attributed to): Johann Christoph Bach, 1652-1702
Meter: 87 87 77
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Neu-vermehrtes...Gesangbuch, 3rd ed., Meiningen, 1693, alt.; Setting: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941
Copyright: Public Domain

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