“Uphold me with thy free spirit.” Ps. 51. 12

J. Stocker   7s

Gracious Spirit, Dove divine,
Let thy light within me shine;
All my guilty fears remove,
With atoning blood and love.

Speak thy pardoning grace to me;
Set the burdened sinner free;
Lead me to the Lamb of God;
Wash me in his precious blood.

Life and peace to me impart;
Seal salvation on my heart;
Breathe thyself into my breast,
Earnest of immortal rest.

Guard me round on every side;
Save me from self-righteous pride;
Me with Jesus’ mind inspire;
Melt me with celestial fire.

Thou my dross and tin consume;
Let thy inward kingdom come;
All my prayer and praise suggest;
Dwell and reign within my breast.