Karl Digerness (City Hymns) - Spirit of God

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Words: George Croly, 1854
Music: Karl Digerness, 2006


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.

I ask no dream, no prophet-ecstasies;
No sudden rending of the veil of clay;
No angel vision, no opening skies;
But take the dimness of my soul away.

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.

Hast Thou not bid us love Thee, God and King?
All Thine own, soul, heart and strength and mind;
I see thy cross there teach me to cling;
O let me seek Thee, and O let me find.

Teach me to love Thee as Thine angels love,
One holy passion filling all my frame:
The presence of Thy descended Dove,
My heart an altar, and Thy love the flame.


from Pentecost Songs, released June 7, 2011
©2006 Karl Digerness Music
Minna Choi, vocals
Karl Digerness, vocals, banjo
Jamie Riotto, double bass
Recorded by Ian Pellicci at Tiny Telephone, San Francisco CA
Mixed by Andy Freeman at Bay Area Tone, San Francisco CA


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