Tuesday, December 6, 2011


This lovely hymn is my prayer today:

Spirit of God, descend upon my heart;
wean it from earth, through all its pulses move.
Stoop to my weakness, mighty as Thou art,
And make me love Thee as I ought to love.

Hast thou not bid us love thee, God and King?
All, all Thine own - soul, heart and strength and mind.
I see Thy cross - there teach my heart to cling;
O let me seek Thee, and O let me find.

Teach me to feel that Thou art always nigh; 
Teach me the struggles of the soul to bear - 
To check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh;
Teach me the patience of unanswered prayer.

Teach me to love Thee as Thine angels love,
One holy passion filling all my frame.
The baptism of the heav'n-descended Dove - 
My heart an altar and Thy love the flame.

Text:  George Croly                 Music:  Frederick C. Atkinson

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