Spirit of God, Unleashed on Earth   5 comments


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Hymn Source = Lutheran Book of Worship (1978), prepared by the Lutheran Church in America, The American Lutheran Church, The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada, and The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod

Words by the Reverend John W. Arthur (1922-1980), a Lutheran minister from 1946 to his death, mostly within the Lutheran Church in America; he devoted his career mostly to liturgics and campus ministry


1.  Spirit of God, unleashed on earth

With rush of wind and roar of flame;

With tongues of fire men spread good news;

Earth, kindling, blazed its loud acclaim.

2.  You came in pow’r, your Church was born;

O Holy Spirit, come again!

Raise up new saints from waters deep;

Let new tongues hail the risen Lord.

3.  Let new lips, tasting vict’ry won,

Inspire our hearts grown cold with fear;

Revive in us baptismal grace,

And fan our smold’ring lives to flame.




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