Christ My Song - 1156
Spirit of Truth! on this thy day - Whit Sunday
(Reginald Heber/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
2. We ask not, Lord! thy cloven flame,
or tongues of various tone;
but long thy praises to proclaim
with fervour in our own.
3. We mourn not that prophetic skill
is found on earth no more!
Enough for us to trace thy will
in Scripture's sacred lore.
4. We neither have nor seek the power
ill demons to control;
but thou, in dark temptation's hour,
shalt chase them from our soul.
5. No heavenly harpings soothe our ear,
no mystic dreams we share;
yet hope to feel thy comfort near,
and bless thee in our prayer.
6. When tongues shall cease and power decay,
and knowledge empty prove,
do thou thy trembling servants stay
with Faith, with Hope, with Love!
Reginald Heber, Heber's Hymns, 1870, 47-48.