God sends us the Spirit

God sends us the Spirit to befriend and help us.
Re-create and guide us, Spirit-Friend.
Spirit who enlivens, sanctifies, enlightens,
sets us free, is now our Spirit-Friend.
Spirit of our Maker, Spirit-Friend.
Spirit of our Savior, Spirit-Friend.
Spirit of God's people, Spirit-Friend.

Darkened roads are clearer, heavy burdens lighter,
when we're walking with our Spirit-Friend.
Now we need not fear the powers of the darkness.
None can overcome our Spirit-Friend. Refrain

Now we are God's people, bonded by God's presence,
agents of God's purpose, Spirit-Friend.
Lead us forward ever, slipping backward never,
to your remade world, our Spirit-Friend. Refrain

Words & Melody (Natomah): Tom Colvin
© 1969 by Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream, IL 60188.
Accompaniment: Marty Haugen. © 1987 by Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream, IL 60188.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.
For permission to reproduce this hymn, contact: Hope Publishing Company, www.hopepublishing.com

Meter: 12 9 12 9 Refrain

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