The United Methodist Hymnal


Spirit of Faith, Come Down

1.	Spirit of faith, come down, 
	reveal the things of God, 
	and make to us the Godhead known, 
	and witness with the blood. 
	'Tis thine the blood to apply 
	and give us eyes to see, 
	who did for every sinner die 
	hath surely died for me.

2.	No one can truly say 
	that Jesus is the Lord, 
	unless thou take the veil away 
	and breathe the living Word. 
	Then, only then, we feel 
	our interest in his blood, 
	and cry with joy unspeakable, 
	"Thou art my Lord, my God!"

3.	O that the world might know 
	the all atoning Lamb! 
	Spirit of faith, descend and show 
	the virtue of his name; 
	the grace which all may find, 
	the saving power, impart, 
	and testify to humankind, 
	and speak in every heart.

4.	Inspire the living faith 
	(which whosoe'er receive, 
	the witness in themselves they have 
	and consciously believe), 
	the faith that conquers all, 
	and doth the mountain move, 
	and saves whoe'er on Jesus call, 
	and perfects them in love.

WORDS: Charles Wesley, 1746
Theme: Christian Experience; Christian Year: Pentecost; Faith; Holy Spirit; Jesus Christ: Blood; Jesus Christ: Lordship; Service Music: Prayer for Illumination; The Nature of the Church: Born of the Spirit; The Nature of the Church: Born of the Spirit; The Power of the Holy Spirit: In Praise of the Holy Spirit