332. Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove

1 Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove,
with all your quick'ning pow'rs;
kindle a flame of sacred love
in these cold hearts of ours.

2 In vain we tune our formal songs,
in vain we strive to rise;
hosannas languish on our tongues,
and our devotion dies.

3 And shall we then forever live
at this poor dying rate?
Our love, so faint, so cold to you,
and yours to us so great!

4 Come, Holy Spirit, heav'nly Dove,
with all your quick'ning pow'rs;
come, shed abroad a Savior’s love
and that shall kindle ours.

Text Information
First Line: Come Holy Spirit, heav'nly Dove
Title: Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove
Author: Isaac Watts (1707; Mod.)
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Topic: Backsliding; Holy Spirit: Dove; Holy Spirit: Invocation of (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: John B. Dykes (1866)
Meter: C.M.
Key: G Major

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