Scripture Verse

I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh. Joel 2:28


Horatius Bonar

Words: Ho­ra­ti­us Bo­nar, Hymns of Faith and Hope, se­cond ser­ies (Lon­don: James Nis­bet, 1861), pag­es 203–04.

Music: Tal­lis’ Or­di­nal Tho­mas Tal­lis, cir­ca 1567 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

Thomas Tallis


Come, mighty Spirit, penetrate
This heart and soul of mine;
And my whole being, with Thy grace,
Pervade, O Life divine.

As this clear air surrounds the earth,
Thy grace around me roll;
As the fresh light pervades the air,
So pierce and fill my soul.

As, from these clouds, drops down in love
The precious summer rain,
So, from Thyself, pour down the flood
That freshens all again.

As these fair flowers exhale their scent
In gladness at our feet,
So from Thyself let fragrance breathe,
More heav’nly and more sweet.

Thus life within our lifeless hearts
Shall make its glad abode;
And we shall shine in beauteous light,
Filled with the light of God.