Come, Holy Spirit, Come

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Melody - "Boylston", Lowell Mason, 1832; Seq. by Richard Jordan
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Joseph Hart, 1759

Come, Holy Spirit, Come!
Let Thy bright beams arise;
Dispel the sorrow from our minds,
The darkness from our eyes.

2. Cheer our desponding heart,
Thou heavenly Paraclete;
Give us to lie with humble hope
At our Redeemer's feet.

3. Revive our drooping faith,
Our doubts and fears remove,
And kindle in our breasts the flame
Of never-dying love.

4. Convince us of our sin,
Then lead to Jesus' blood,
And to our wondering view reveal
The mercies of our God.

5. Show us that loving Man
That rules the courts of bliss,
The Lord of hosts, the mighty God,
The eternal Prince of Peace.

6. 'Tis Thine to cleanse the heart,
To sanctify the soul,
To pour fresh life into each part,
And new-create the whole.

7. If Thou, Celestial Dove,
Thine influence withdraw,
What easy victims soon we fall
To conscience, wrath, and Law!

8. No longer burns our love,
Our faith and patience fail,
Our sin revives, and death and hell
Our feeble souls assail.

9. Dwell, therefore, in our hearts;
Our minds from bondage free;
Then shall we know and praise and love
The Father, Son, and Thee.

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