"Holy Spirit, Hear Us"
                         by Joseph Mohr, 1792-1848
                Translated by Claudia F. Hernaman, 1838-1898
                                  Text From:
              (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p.172

        1. Holy Spirit, hear us
        On this sacred day;
        Come to us with blessing,
        Come with us to stay.

        2. Come as once Thou camest
        To the faithful few
        Patiently awaiting
        Jesus' promise true.

        3. Up to heaven ascending,
        Our dear Lord has gone;
        Yet His little children
        Leaves He not alone.

        4. To His blessed promise
        Now in faith we cling.
        Comforter, most holy,
        Spread o'er us Thy wing.

        5. Lighten Thou our darkness,
        Be Thyself our Light;
        Strengthen Thou our weakness,
        Spirit of all might.

        6. Spirit of Adoption,
        Make us overflow
        With Thy sevenfold blessing
        And in grace to grow.

        7. Into Christ baptized
        Grant that we may be
        Day and night, dear Spirit,
        Perfected by Thee!

Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Hymn #229 Text: I Cor. 12:7-9 Author: Joseph Mohr, 1816 Translated by: Claudia F. Hernaman, 1898 Composer: Friedrich Filitz, 1847 Tune: "Wem in Leidenstagen"
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