Sunday, March 16, 2008

Hymn For The Lord's Day: Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart

SPIRIT OF GOD, DESCEND UPON MY HEART

George Croly 1780-1860


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.

I ask no dream, no prophet ecstasies,
No sudden rending of the veil of clay,
No angel visitant, no opening skies;
But take the dimness of my soul away.

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 heaven descended Dove,
My heart an altar, and Thy love the flame.

1 comment:

Paula said...

Dearest Sharon,
This is a beautiful hymn! Thank you so much for sharing it.

I hope you are having a lovely, sunny spring day!