O Spirit of the Living God, In All Thy Plentitude of Grace   1 comment

Above:  World Map, 1847

Image in the Public Domain

Text (1823) by James Montgomery (1771-1854)

Hymn Source = Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church (Unitas Fratrum) (1923), Moravian Church in America

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O Spirit of the living God,

In all Thy plentitude of grace,

Where’er the foot of man hath trod,

Descend on our apostate race.

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Give tongues of fire and hearts of love,

To preach the reconciling word;

Give power and unction from above,

Where’er the joyful sound is heard.

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Be darkness, at Thy coming, light;

Confusion, order in Thy path;

Souls without strength inspire with might;

Bid mercy triumph over wrath.

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O Spirit of the Lord, prepare

All the round earth her God to meet;

Breather Thou abroad like morning air,

Till hearts of stone begin to heat.

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Baptize the nations; far and nigh

The triumphs of the Cross record;

The name of Jesus glorify,

Till every kindred call Him Lord.

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