Heavenly Spirit, All Others Transcending   2 comments


Above:  The Church of the Common Ground, Atlanta, Georgia, Pentecost Sunday, May 27, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta


Original Norwegian words (1786) by the Reverend Johan Nordahl Brun, a Lutheran pastor, poet, and playwright

English translation by the Reverend George Alfred Taylor Rygh (1860-1943)

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.  Heavenly Spirit, all others transcending,

Thou who with Father and Son dost abide!

Come and make ready the heavenly bride!

Calling and gath’ring, and Jesus declaring,

Building God’s Church, shedding light from above,

Come, O Thou Spirit of God, never tiring,

Come and interpret God’s wonderful love!

2.  Merciful Jesus, with love never failing,

Sending Thy Spirit, the pledge ever new,

That Thy atonement for all is availing,

Faith ever sees that Thy promise is true.

Crown’d are Thy servants with heavenly fire,

Speaking with hearts and with tongues all aflame;

Heavenly Spirit, our voices inspire,

That we may sing of His glorious name!

3.  Heav’nly Comforter, with unction celestial,

Heal Thou the wounds of each sin-burden’d heart!

Strengthen our faith, and with zeal Pentecostal

Fill our faint souls, and Thy blessings inpart!

Create within s new hearts and new spirits;

Lead us in truth, and sustain us in woe;

Teach us true faith in the dear Savior’s merits,

So that at death we Thy power may know!


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