Title: Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart
Composer: Frederick Cook Atkinson, 1870
Author: George Croly, 1854
Scripture: Galatians 5:25
Theme: Holy Spirit
1. 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. 2. Hast Thou not bid us love Thee, God and King; All, all Thine own: soul, heart, and strength, and mind? I see Thy cross, there teach my heart to cling. O let me seek Thee, and O let me find! 3. 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. 4. Teach me to love Thee as Thine angels love, One holy passion filling all my frame; The baptism of the heaven descended Dove, My heart an altar, and Thy love the flame.