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THE HOLY SPIRIT
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2   We are sinful, cleanse us, Lord; We are faint, Thy strength afford; Lost, until by Thee restored,
Comforter divine!
3   Like the dew, Thy peace distil; Guide, subdue our wayward will, Things of Christ unfolding still,
Comforter divine!
4  In us " Abba, Father," cry, Earnest of our bliss on high, Seal of immortality,
Comforter divine!
5   Search for us the depths of God; Bear us up the starry road,
To the height of Thine abode, Comforter divine!
Ghokge Rawson, 1853
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Faith, that mountains could remove, Tongues of earth or heaven above, Knowledge, all things, empty prove,
Without heavenly love. Love is kind, and suffers long; Love is meek, and thinks no wrong; Love than death itself more strong;
Therefore, give us love.
4   Faith will vanish into sight; Hope be emptied in delight;
Love in heaven will shine more bright; I Therefore, give us love.
5   Faith and hope and love we see, Joining hand in hand, agree; But the greatest of the three,
And the best, is love.
Bishop Christopher Wordsworth, 1862 I







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