234. 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 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.

4 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, 1818-1871
Language: English
Publication Date: 2007
Topic: Guidance; Holy Spirit
Tune Information
Name: REDHEAD NO. 76
Composer: Richard Redhead, 1820-1901
Key: E♭ Major

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