O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God


O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God,
in every need thou bringest aid,
thou camest forth from God's great throne,
from God, the Father and the Son;
O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God.

O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God,
make us to love thy sacred word;
the holy flame of love impart,
that charity may warm each heart;
O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God.

O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God,
increase our faith in our dear Lord;
unless thy grace the power should give,
none can believe in Christ and live;
O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God.

O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God,
enlighten us by thy blest word;
teach us to know the Father's love,
and his dear Son, who reigns above:
O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God.


Words: Johann Niedling, 1651;
trans. John Caspar Mattes, 1913

Music: O heiliger Geist

Meter: 10 8 88 10

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