Spirit of God, for Every Good   Leave a comment

Wild Forest and River Landscape

Above:  Wild Forest and River Landscape

Image in the Public Domain

Text (1929) by Osbert Wrightman Warmingham (1885-?)

Hymn Source = The New Hymnal for American Youth (1930)

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1.  Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Spirit of God, for every good

Granted in Sacramental mood,

We raise our song of gratitude,

Alleluia!

2.  Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

For wooded hills in verdure dressed,

For jeweled waters, wind-caressed,

For ample skies with glories stressed,

Alleluia!

3.  Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

For beauty’s benedictive moods,

For friendship’s pure beatitudes,

For truth’s eternal rectitudes,

Alleluia!

4.  For childhood’s luring potencies,

For youth’s invigorating dreams,

For manhood’s fuller prophecies,

Alleluia!

5.  Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

And for thyself, O Spirit, Lord,

Creative Truth and Living Word,

We sing today in deep accord,

Alleluia!

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