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3693. Lord God, the Holy Ghost

1. Lord God, the Holy Ghost,
In this accepted hour,
As on the day of Pentecost,
Descend in 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 luster 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: Lord God, the Holy Ghost
Title: Lord God, the Holy Ghost
Author: James Montgomery (1819)
Meter: SM
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: ANNUNCIATION (BARRY), Charles A. Barry, in Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1875; BOYLSTON, Lowell Mason, 1832; TUAM, William Mason, 1829-1908; VENICE, William Amps, Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, 1853
Tune Information
Composer (melody): Louis Bourgeois (1551)
Adapter: William Crotch (1836)
Meter: SM
Incipit: 51322 35432 21176
Key: G Major
Source: French Genevan Psalter; adapted in Psalm Tunes, 1836.
Copyright: Public Domain

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