Number: 319
Title: Spirit
Composer: James K. Manley, 1975
Author: James K. Manley, 1975
Theme: Holy Spirit

    Spirit, spirit of gentleness,
    Blow through the wilderness, calling and free,
    Spirit, spirit of restlessness,
    Stir me from placidness, 
    Wind, wind on the sea.

1.  You moved on the waters, 
    You called to the deep,
    Then You coaxed up the mountains 
    From the valleys of sleep,
    And over the eons
    You called to each thing,
    "Awake from your slumbers
    And rise on your wings."

2.  You swept through the desert,
    You stung with the sand,
    And You gifted your people
    With a law and a land,
    And when they were blinded
    With their idols and lies,
    Then You spoke through Your prophets
    To open their eyes.

3.  You sang in a stable,
    You cried from a hill,
    Then You whispered in silence
    When the whole world was still,
    And down in the city
    You called once again
    When You blew through Your people
    On the rush of the wind.

4.  You call from tomorrow,
    You break ancient schemes,
    From the bondage of sorrow
    The captives dream dreams;
    Our women see visions,
    Our men clear their eyes. 
    With bold new decisions
    Your people arise.