Holy Spirit, ever dwelling
Holy Spirit, ever dwelling. Timothy Rees* (1874-1939). From The Mirfield Mission Hymn-Book (1922), dated 1922, and in J.L. Rees’s Sermons and Hymns by Timothy Rees, Bishop of Llandaff (1946). It was written in four 8-line verses, but it was shortened to three in Sermons and Hymns. The original verse 4 was:
Holy Spirit, fount and channel
Of the sevenfold gifts of grace,
May we in our hearts for ever
Give to holy fear a place.
Fill our lives, O Lord, with worship,
As with service gladly done;
Bend our souls in adoration
Of the eternal Three in One.
CH3 and RS shortened the hymn even more: CH3 printed verses 2 and 3 only, so that the hymn began ‘Holy Spirit, ever living/ As the...
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