Come, Holy Spirit, heav’nly Dove

From Jan Karon’s, Light from Heaven:

 

Come, Holy Spirit, heav’nly Dove

With all thy quick’ning powers

Kindle a flame of sacred love

In these cold hearts of ours.

See how we trifle here below

Fond of these earthly toys

Our souls, how heavily they go

To reach eternal joys.

In vain we tune our formal songs

In vain we strive to rise

Hosannas languish on our tongue

And our devotion dies.

Come, Holy Spirit, heav’nly Dove

With all thy quick’ning powers

Come, shed abroad a Savior’s love

And that shall kindle ours.

 

One thought on “Come, Holy Spirit, heav’nly Dove

  1. There is an interesting book that speaks in poetry about the Holy Spirit. It is called, Birdsong by Catherine Mary Sabala.

    It’s puzzling in some ways, and funny in others. I didn’t know what to make of it. Wanted to share.

    Beautiful post.

    Thanks
    cv

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