Holy Spirit, hear us

Holy Spirit, hear us;
help us while we sing;
breathe into the music
of the praise we bring.

Holy Spirit, prompt us
when we kneel to pray;
nearer come and teach us
what we ought to say.

Holy Spirit, shine thou
on the book we read;
gild its holy pages
with the light we need.

Holy Spirit, give us
each a lowly mind;
make us more like Jesus,
gentle, pure and kind.

Holy Spirit, help us
daily by thy might,
what is wrong to conquer,
and to choose the right.

Words: William Henry Parker, 1880

Music: Ernstein

Meter: 65 65

Website compiled by Steve Benner, 1999-2003.