Holy Spirit, Ever Dweling




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Originally Played By:

SATB, with Congregational Refrain and Organ

About the Work


1. Holy Spirit, ever dwelling In the holiest realms of light;

Holy Spirit, ever brooding O'er a world of gloom and night,

Holy Spirit, ever raising Those on earth to thrones on high;

Living, life-imparting Spirit, You we praise and magnify.

2. Holy Spirit, ever living As the Church's very life,

Holy Spirit, ever striving Through us in a ceaseless strife,

Holy Spirit, ever forming In the Church the mind of Christ;

You we praise with endless worship for Your gracious gifts unpriced.


3. Holy Spirit, ever working Through the Church's ministry,

Teaching, strength'ning, and absolving, Setting captive sinners free,

Holy Spirit, ever binding Age to age and soul to soul,

In communion never ending, You we worship and extol.

Text by:

Timothy Rees (1874-1939)