Holy Ghost, Our Interceder   3 comments


Above:  St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Dunwoody, Georgia, Pentecost Sunday, May 27, 2012

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta


Original Danish Words by Nikolai Frederick Severin Grundtvig (1783-1872)

English Translation by the Reverend J. C. Aaberg (1877-1970)

Hymn Source = Hymnal for Church and Home, Third Edition (1938), of the American Evangelical Lutheran Church and the United Evangelical Lutheran Church, denominations with Danish heritage



1.  Holy Ghost, our Interceder,

Comforter, and constant Pleader

With the Lord for all we need,

Deign to hold with us communion

That with Thee in blessed union

In our life we may succeed.

2.  Holy Counselor and Teacher,

Through Thy counsel make us richer

In the grace our Lord has won.

Spirit, in whom dwells God’s fullness,

Make us all, despite our dullness,

Wiser e’en than Solomon.

3.  Helper of the helpless, harken

To our sighs when shadows darken,

Guard us from the beasts of prey.

Rouse the careless, help the weary,

Bow the prideful, cheer the dreary,

Be our guest each passing day.

4.  Comforter, whose comfort lightens

Ev’ry burden which us frightens,

Succor us from sin and shame.

Stir our hearts, inspire our vision,

Add Thy strength to our petition,

As we pray in Jesus’ name.

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