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The day of Pentecost.
ORD God, the Holy Ghost!

In this accepted hour,
As on the day of Pentecost,

Descend in all thy power.
2 We meet with one accord

In our appointed place,
And wait the promise of our Lord,--

The Spirit of all grace.
3 Like mighty rushing wind

Upon the waves beneath,
Move with one impulse every

mind ;
One soul, one feeling breathe.
4 The young, the old, inspire

With wisdom from above;
And give us hearts and tongues of fire,
To pray, and praise, and love.

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5 Spirit of light, explore,

And chase our gloom away,—
With lustre shining more and more,

Unto the perfect day.
6 Spirit of truth, be thou

In life and death, our guide;
O Spirit of adoption, now

May we be sanctified.
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The plenitude of His grace and power.
SPIRIT of the living God,

In all thy plenitude of grace,
Where'er the foot of man hath trod,

Descend on our apostate rare.
2 Give tongues of fire, and hearts of love,

To preach the reconciling word;
Give power and unction from above,

Where'er the joyful sound is heard.

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3 Be darkness, at thy coming, light;

Confusion-order, in thy path; Souls without strength, inspire with might;

Bid mercy triumph over wrath. 4 Baptize the nations; far and nigh

The triumphs of the cross record ; The name of Jesus glorify,

Till every kindred call him Lord. 196

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Peace, love, purity.
THEN first the Spirit left the throne,

He took the semblance of a dove;
A symbol chosen to make known

His peace, and purity, and love. 2 When next, at Pentecost, he came,

He stood confess'd to mortal sight Within the cloven tongue of flame,

The type of freedom, guidance, light. 3 Vouchsafe, celestial Dove, thy peace,

That we at perfect peace may be ; Within our hearts thy love increase,

Within our thoughts, thy purity. 4 O Light divine ! direct our feet,

Which long in error's paths have trod : Our prison'd souls with freedom greet,

Convince of sin, and lead to God. 197

9th P. M. 87, 87. The Source of consolation. OLY Ghost ! dispel our sadness;

Pierce the clouds of nature's night, Come, thou Source of joy and gladness,

Breathe thy life, and spread thy light. 2 Hear, O hear our supplication,

Blessed Spirit! God of peace ! Rest upon this congregation

With the fulness of thy grace.

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3 Author of our new creation,

May we all thine influence prove; Make our souls thy habitation,

Shed abroad the Saviour's love. 4 Source of sweetest consolation,

Breathe thy peace on all below; Bless, O bless this congregation ;

On each soul thy grace bestow ! 198

31st P. M. 84, 84.
The Source of every good gift.
UR blest Redeemer, ere he breath'd

His last farewell,
A Guide,-a Comforter, bequeathed,

With us to dwell.
2 He comes, his graces to impart;

A willing guest,
While he can find one humble heart

Wherein to rest.
3 And all the good that we possess,

His gift we own;
Yea, every thought of holiness,

And vict'ry won.
4 Spirit of purity and grace,

Our weakness see;
O make our hearts thy dwelling-place,

And worthier thee. 199

9th P. M. 87, 87, 87, 87. Guide and Comforter. OLY Spirit! Fount of blessing,

Ever watchful, ever kind; Thy celestial aid possessing,

Prison'd souls deliv'rance find. Seal of truth, and bond of union,

Source of light, and flame of love, Symbol of divine communion,

In the olive-bearing dove;

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2 Heavenly Guide from paths of error,

Comforter of minds distress'd,When the billows fill with terror,

Pointing to an ark of rest: Promised Pledge! eternal Spirit !

Greater than all gifts below,May our hearts thy grace inherit;

May our lips thy glories show.

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3d P. M. 4 6s & 2 8s. Rejoicing in the fulfilment of the promise. VINNERS, lift up your hearts,

The promise to receive;
Jesus himself imparts,

He comes in man to live!
The Holy Ghost to man is given;
Rejoice in God sent down from heaven.
2 Jesus is glorified,

And gives the Comforter,
His Spirit, to reside

In all his members here;
The Holy Ghost to man is given;
Rejoice in God sent down from heaven
3 To make an end of sin,

And Satan's works destroy,
He brings his kingdom in,-

Peace, righteousness, and joy:
The Holy Ghost to man is given;
Rejoice in God sent down from heaven.
4 From heaven he shall once more

Triumphantly descend,
And all his saints restore

To joys that never end :
Then, then, when all our joys are given,
Rejoice in God, rejoice in heaven.

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13th P. M. 10, 10, 11, 11. Rejoicing in the freeness of the gift. LL glory and praise to Jesus our Lord,

So plenteous in grace, so true to his word : To us he hath given the gift from above,-The earnest of heaven, the Spirit of love. 2 The truth of our God we boldly assert; His love shed abroad, and power in our heart, Ye all may inherit, on Jesus who call ; The gift of his Spirit is proffer'd to all. 3 His witness within, by faith we receive, And, ransom'd from sin, in righteousness live; Through Jesus's passion we gladly possess A present salvation, a kingdom of peace. 4 The peace and the power, ye sinners, embrace, And look for the shower,—the Spirit of grace; 'The gift and the Giver we all may receive, Forever and ever within us to live.

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His universal diffusion.
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The earth in righteousness renew;
Thy kingdom come, and hell's o’erpower,

And to thy sceptre all subdue. 2 Like mighty winds, or torrents fierce,

Let him opposers all o'errun; And every law of sin reverse,

That faith and love may make all one. 3 Yea, let him, Lord, in every place

His richest energy declare;
While lovely tempers, fruits of grace,

The kingdom of thy Christ prepare. 4 Grant this, O holy God and true;

The ancient seers thou didst inspire, To us perform the promise due,

Descend, and crown us now with fire.

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