Our great Redeemer, as he breathed
his tender last farewell,
a guide, a comforter, bequeathed
with us to dwell.

He came in tongues of living flame
to teach, convince, subdue;
unseen as rushing wind he came -
as powerful too.

He comes sweet influence to impart -
a gracious, willing guest;
when he can find one humble heart
where he may rest.

And every virtue we possess,
and every victory won,
and every thought of holiness
are his alone.

Spirit of purity and grace,
our failing strength renew;
and make our hearts a worthier place
to welcome you.

Henriette Auber (1773-1862)
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