O komm, du Geist der Wahrheit

O komm, du Geist der Wahrheit. Karl Johann Philipp Spitta* (1801-1859). First published in Spitta’s Psalter und Harfe (Pirna, 1833) with the title ‘Pfingsten’ (‘Whitsun’), in seven 8-line stanzas. It is found in EG in the full seven stanzas (EG 136). The first line indicates the hymn’s message of the ‘spirit of truth’ (‘Geist der...

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