Thy Holy Spirit, Lord, Alone
Thy Holy Spirit, Lord, alone,
Can turn our hearts from sin;
His power alone can sanctify
And keep us pure within.
Thy Holy Spirit, Lord, alone
Can deeper love inspire;
His power alone within our souls
Can light the sacred fire.
Thy Holy Spirit, Lord, can bring
The gifts we seek in prayer;
His voice can words of comfort speak,
And still each wave of care.
Thy Holy Spirit, Lord, can give
The grace we need this hour;
And while we wait, O Spirit, come
In sanctifying power.
Words: Fanny Crosby, 1885; some hymnals show the author as Fanny’s pseudonym, Henrietta Blair. The hymnal I found this hymn in did show the author as Henrietta Blair.
I added the photo of the stream with running water after our sermon this morning about the Holy Spirit.
John 7:37-39 ~ On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’ ” Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
7 thoughts on “Thy Holy Spirit, Lord, Alone”
GOOD MORNING ELLEN B.!!!!!
I love Fanny Crosby’s lyrics. She must have been an amazing woman!
How was the wedding yesterday? And the drive? Oak Glen has one of my favorite places growing up, but I haven’t been there in years. Maybe that would be a fun Sunday drive.
I hope you and Katie have a fun day today!!!
🙂 Cori G.
I remember singing lots of Franny Crosby hymns when I was growing up.
Have a good rest today and enjoy the day with Katie.
These are wonderful words of assurance. Another special hymn from Fanny Crosby. It’s amazing to think how that one woman was used by God to influence christian music and Christians.
I have dedicated today to catching up with blogs I enjoy – yours is high on my list. I have so enjoyed looking at your family photos, reading about your excursions AND if soccer can be won on looks alone – the Seattle boys would be champions! Can’t wait to see a photo of the vintage wedding gown ……..
A beautiful hymn and a beautiful photo! Thanks, Ellen.
What a great hymn, Ellen. I wonder how the tune goes — maybe I can find it in a hymnal somewhere.
Lovely photo to accompany a hymn of truth and inspiration. How very desperately we need the Holy Spirit. The fact that he has been given to believers in the redemptive work of Christ is amazingly wonderful.