Come to Our Poor Nature’s Night   5 comments

Above:  Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, Cumming, Georgia, June 12, 2011

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta


Hymn Source = The New Psalms and Hymns (1901), of the Presbyterian Church in the United States (1861-1983)

Words (1853) by George Rawson (1807-1889)


1.  Come to our poor nature’s night

With Thy blessed inwad light,

Holy Ghost the infinite,

Comforter divine.

2.  We are sinful, cleanse us, Lord;

Sick and faint, Thy strength afford;

Lost, until by Thee restored,

Comforter divine.

3.  Like the dew Thy peace distil;

Guide, subdue our wayward will,

Things of Christ unfolding still,

Comforter divine.

4.  With us, for us, intercede,

And with voiceless groanings plead

Our unutterable need,

Comforter divine.

5.  In us, “Abba, Father,” cry;

Earnest of the bliss on high,

Seal of immortality,

Comforter divine.

6.  Search for us the depths of God;

Upwards, by the starry road,

Bear to us Thy high abode,

Comforter divine.

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