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Holy Spirit! long expected - Whit Sunday.
(John S. B. Monsell/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Whit Sunday.

"O my Dove, that art in the clefts of the rock,
  in the secret places of the stairs,
let me see thy countenance,
  let me hear thy voice;
for sweet is thy voice,
  and thy countenance is comely."
        (Canticle of Canticles 2,14)

1. Holy Spirit! long expected,
  come, thou slow-returning Dove,
and the olive-branch rejected,
  O, bring with thee from above!
        Holy Spirit!
        let me savour
        of thy favour
  comfort all our hearts with love.
        Holy Spirit!
        let me savour
        of thy favour
  comfort all our hearts with love. PDF - Midi

2. Comforter of those in sorrow!
  Guide to those who go astray!
Teacher, all whose lessons borrow
  light from what the Lord did say;
        Holy Spirit!
        let thy guiding,
        grace providing,
  lead us upward into Day!
        Holy Spirit!
        let thy guiding,
        grace providing,
  lead us upward into Day!

3. O thou Advocate!* whose pleading
  wins back those whose souls have erred,
while, for sinners interceding,
  Christ their Advocate** is heard;
        Holy Spirit!
        let thy praises
        help to raise us
  nearer to th' Eternal Word!
        Holy Spirit!
        let thy praises
        help to raise us
  nearer to th' Eternal Word!

4. Praise to God, the glorious Giver!
  Praise to Christ, the Gift bestowed!
Praise to thee, the Spirit! ever
  make our hearts thy blessed abode.
        Holy Spirit!
        dwell within us,
        gently win us
  back, in thy good time, to God!
        Holy Spirit!
        dwell within us,
        gently win us
  back, in thy good time, to God!

John S. B. Monsell, Hymns of Love and Praise, 1877, 68-69.
*See John 14,16-17. **See 1 John 2,1. Repetitions added.

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