Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart -Day 17

Today a hymn:

"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.

 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 heav'n-descended Dove,
 My heart an altar; and Thy love the flame."

George Croly

Blessings,
Linda

A little confession....we were out all day and then spent the evening watching the debate. I didn't have time to write an in-depth post. :)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

this is a wonderful post...
fine and dandy.

robert said...

Greetings from Wordwise Hymns. Your blog caught my attention because I posted an article on this beautiful hymn today. And I smiled at your "confession" about watching one of the (many!) debates. Actually, we Canadians were interested in them too--since what happens south of the border usually affects us in some way. God bless.