Sunday, June 8, 2014

Come, thou Holy Spirit bright;
        come with thy celestial light;
               pour on us thy love divine.

Come, protector of the poor;
        come, thou source of blessings sure;
                    come within our hearts to shine.

                       Thou, of comforters the best,
                   thou the soul's most welcome guest,
                       of our peace thou art the sign.

In our labor, be our aid;
         in our summer, cooling shade.
                      Every bitter tear refine.

Brighter than the noonday sun,
        fill our lives which Christ has won;
                    fill our hearts and make them thine.

                             Where thou art not, we have nought:
           all our world and deed and thought twisted from thy true design.

Bend the stubborn heart and will;
         melt the frozen, warm the chill;
               rule us by thy judgment's line.

Cleanse us with thy healing power;
            what is barren bring to flower;
                    to thy love our sins consign.

To thy people who adore and confess thee evermore,
               thy blest seven-fold gift assign.

Grant us thy salvation, Lord,
         boundless mercy our reward,
                 which earth and heaven entwine.
                                 - 12 Century Latin hymn.

A Prayer for Pentecost.

"What is barren bring to flower."
Thy Kingdom come.
Even so come quickly Lord Jesus.

2 comments:

Susan Struck said...

My favorite lines...
"Bend the stubborn heart and will;
melt the frozen, warm the chill;"

EJN said...

Love that, too!
Have a wonderful day, dear sister.