COME, Holy Spirit, come

COME, Holy Spirit, come;

Let Thy bright beams arise;

Dispel the darkness from our minds,

And open all our eyes.

 

Cheer our desponding hearts,

Thou heavenly Paraclete;

Give us to lie with humble hope

At our Redeemer’s feet.

 

Revive our drooping faith;

Our doubts and fears remove;

And kindle in our breasts the flame

Of never-dying love.

 

Convince us of our sin;

Then lead to Jesus’ blood,

And to our wondering view reveal

The secret love of God.

 

Dwell, therefore, in our hearts;

Our minds from bondage free;

Then shall we know and praise and love

The Father, Son, and Thee.

Joseph Hart, 1712-68

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