2043. Gracious Spirit, Dwell with Me

1. Gracious Spirit, dwell with me!
I myself would gracious be;
And with words that help and heal
Would Thy life in mine reveal;
And with actions bold and meek
Would for Christ my Savior speak.

2. Truthful Spirit, dwell with me!
I myself would truthful be;
And with wisdom kind and clear
Let Thy life in mine appear;
And with actions brotherly
Speak my Lord’s sincerity.

3. Tender Spirit, dwell with me!
I myself would tender be;
Shut my heart up like a flower
In temptation’s darksome hour,
Open it when shines the sun,
And his love by fragrance own.

4. Mighty Spirit, dwell with me!
I myself would mighty be;
Mighty so as to prevail,
Where unaided man must fail;
Ever, by a mighty hope,
Pressing on and bearing up.

5. Holy Spirit, dwell with me!
I myself would holy be;
Separate from sin, I would
Choose and cherish all things good,
And whatever I can be
Give to Him who gave me Thee!

Text Information
First Line: Gracious Spirit, dwell with me
Title: Gracious Spirit, Dwell with Me
Author: Thomas T. Lynch (1855)
Meter: 77.77.77
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: ST. JOHN (CECIL), Richard Cecil, 1748-1810
Tune Information
Name: REDHEAD
Composer: Richard Redhead (1853)
Meter: 77.77.77
Incipit: 11234 43112 32211
Key: e♭ minor
Copyright: Public Domain



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