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|1||Holy Ghost! Come down upon Thy children,
Give us grace and make us Thine;
Thy tender fires within us kindle,
Blessèd Spirit! Love Divine!
|2||For all within us, good and holy,
Is from Thee, Thy precious gift;
In all our joys, in all our sorrows,
Wistful hearts to Thee we lift.
|3||Oh, we have grieved Thee, gracious Spirit!
Wayward, wanton, cold are we;
And still our sins, new every morning,
Never yet have wearied Thee.
|4||Dear Paraclete! How hast Thou waited
While our hearts were slowly turned!
How often hath Thy love been slighted,
While for us it grieved and burned!
|5||Now, if our hearts do not deceive us,
We would take Thee for our Lord;
O dearest Spirit! Make us faithful
To Thy least and lightest word.
|6||Ah, sweet Consoler! Though we cannot
Love Thee as Thou lovest us,
Yet, if Thou deign’st our hearts to kindle,
They will not be always thus. Amen.
|Joel||2:28||And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
|Acts||2:17||And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: