• Lyricist: George Croly, 1854alt.
  • Composer: Frederick C. Atkinson, 1870
  • Subjects: Holy Spirit, Supplication, Devotion
  • Scriptures: Ephesians 3:17-19; Galatians 5:25
  • Key: C
  • Meter:
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  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 me 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:
    Oh, let me seek Thee, and, oh, 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 kindling of the heav’n-descended Dove,
    My heart an altar, and Thy love the flame.


Audio courtesy Hymns of Grace