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Spirit of truth and love, life giving holy Dove

Spirit of truth and love, life giving holy Dove

Author: John Marriott
Tune: NEW HAVEN
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Spirit of truth and love,
Life-giving holy Dove!
Speed forth thy flight;
Move o'er the waters' face,
Roaring the lamp of grace,
And in earth's darkest place
Let there be light!

2 Thou, whose almighty word
Chaos and darkness heard,
And took their flight,
Hear us, we humbly pray;
And where the gospel's day
Sheds not its glorious ray,
Let there be light!

3 Thou, who didst come to bring,
On thy redeeming wing,
Healing and sight,
Health to the sick and blind,
Sight to the darkened mind,
O now, to all mankind,
Let there be light!

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #156

Author: John Marriott

Marriott, John, M.A, son of E. Marriott, D.D., Rector of Cottesbach, near Lutterworth, was born at Cottesbach, in 1780, and educated at Rugby, and Christ Church, Oxford. He was the second of two who obtained honours in the schools in 1802, the first year in which there was a public examination for honours at Oxford. He was also Student of Christ Church, and for about two years a private tutor in the family of the Duke of Buccleuch. The Duke presented him to the Rectory of Church Lawford, Warwickshire. This he retained to his death, although his wife's health compelled him to reside in Devonshire, where he was successively curate of St. Lawrence and other parishes in Exeter, and of Broadclyst, near Exeter, where he died March 31, 1825. His p… Go to person page >

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First Line: Spirit of truth and love, life giving holy Dove
Author: John Marriott
Refrain First Line: Let there be light
Copyright: Public Domain

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