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...

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