1 Our blest Redeemer, ere he breathed His tender, last farewell, A Guide, a Comforter, bequeathed, With us to dwell.
2 He came, in tongues of living flame, To teach, convince, subdue; All powerful as the wind he came, As viewless too.
3 He came sweet influence to impart, A gracious, willing guest, While he can find one humble heart Wherein to rest.
4 And his that gentle voice we hear, Soft as the breath of even, That checks each fault, that calms each fear And speaks of heaven.
5 And every virtue we possess, And every victory won, And every thought of holiness, Are his alone.
6 Spirit of purity and grace, Our weakness pitying see; O, make our hearts Thy dwelling-place, And worthier Thee!