O may the Son of God enfold you

O may the Son of God enfold you (‘Spirit Song’). John Wimber* (1934-1997).  ‘Spirit Song’ is the most lasting musical contribution of Wimber’s contributions to congregational song, though written in 1979 before the movement was formed and before it became known as the Vineyard Fellowship.  Stanza one begins with an image of Christ, inviting ‘The Son of God’ to ‘enfold’ the worshipper ‘with his Spirit and love’. The song encourages an intimate relationship between the singer and Christ through the ministry of the Holy Spirit. If the singer will surrender ‘all the things that hold you’, the Holy Spirit will descend ‘like a dove … upon your life and make you whole’. The identification with...

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