Christ My Song - 1529
O Holy Ghost! thy heavenly dew - Hymn for Whit-Sunday
(Johann Caspar Lavater/Frances Elizabeth Cox/
Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Hymn for Whit-Sunday.
"Create in me a clean heart, O God;
and renew a right spirit within me." (Psalm 51,10)
2. Through thee the soul is fain to sing
when sorrow's clouds are deepening;
with Jesus Christ thou mak'st us one,
Earnest of heaven, from God's High Throne.
3. Best Gift of God, and man's true Friend,
now to my inmost soul descend;
the mind of Jesus Christ impart,
and consecrate to thee my heart.
4. Teach me to do my Father's Will,
to lie, beneath his guidance, still;
lighten my mind, my heart incline
to make henceforth his Pleasure mine.
5. From spot and blemish make me pure,
my future bliss in heaven secure;
when lost in darkness, give me light,
and cheer me though death's dreary night.