408. O breath of God, breathe on us now

1 O breath of God, breathe on us now
and move within us while we pray;
you are the spring of our new life,
the very light of our new day.

2 How strangely you are with us, Lord,
neither in height nor depth to seek:
in nearness shall your voice be heard;
spirit to spirit you will speak.

3 Christ is our advocate on high;
you are our advocate within:
O plead the truth, and make reply
to every argument of sin.

4 But what a faithless heart of mine:
the way I know, I know my guide:
forgive me, O my friend divine,
that I so often turn aside.

5 Be with me when no other friend
the mystery of my heart can share;
be always known, when fears descend,
by your best name of Comforter.

Text Information
First Line: O breath of God, breathe on us now
Author: Alfred Henry Vine, 1845-1917 (alt.)
Meter: 88.88
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Comfort; Guidance; Holy Spirit (5 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Philip Armes, 1836-1908
Meter: 88.88
Key: D Major
Notes: A higher setting may be found at No. 402

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