"O Spirit of the Living God"
                      by James Montgomery, 1771-1854
                                Text From:
                            THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
               (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. O Spirit of the living God,
        In all Thy plentitude of grace,
        Where'er the foot of man hath trod,
        Descend on our apostate race.

        2. Give tongues of fire and hearts of love
        To preach the reconciling Word;
        Give pow'r and unction from above
        Where'er the joyful sound is heard.

        3. Be darkness, at Thy coming, light;
        Confusion, order, in Thy path;
        Souls without strength inspire with might;
        Bid mercy triumph over wrath.

        4. O Spirit of the Lord, prepare
        A sinful world their God to meet;
        Breathe Thou abroad like morning air
        Till hearts of stone begin to beat.

        5. Baptize the nations; far and nigh
        The triumphs of the Cross record;
        The name of Jesus glorify
        Till every kindred call Him Lord.

        6. God from eternity hath willed
        All flesh shall His salvation see;
        So be the Father's love fulfilled,
        The Savior's sufferings crowned through Thee.

Notes: Hymn #504 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Acts 2:3 Author: James Montgomery, 1823 Composer: Samuel Webbe, 1782 Tune: "Melcombe"
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