145. Eternal Spirit, power of truth

1 Eternal Spirit, power of truth,
Our contrite hearts inspire;
Revive the flame of heavenly love,
And feed the pure desire.

2 'Tis thine to soothe the sorrowing mind,
With guilt and fear oppressed;
'Tis thine to bid the dying live,
And give the weary rest.

3 Subdue the power of every sin,
Whate'er that sin may be;
That we, in singleness of heart,
May worship only thee.

4 Then with our spirits witness bear
That we are sons of God,
Redeemed from sin, and death, and hell,
Through Christ's atoning blood.

5 God, through himself, we then shall know,
If thou within us shine;
And sound, with all thy saints below,
The depths of love divine.

Text Information
First Line: Eternal Spirit, power of truth
Author: Thomas Cotterill
Publication Date: 1886
Topic: Worship: Holy Spirit
Tune Information
Composer: William Tansur
Meter: C.M.
Key: G Major or modal
Notes: Alternate tunes: #74, 120, or 546.

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