H Auber


OUR blest Redeemer, ere He breathed

His tender last farewell,

A Guide, a Comforter, bequeathed

With us to dwell.


He came in tongues of living flame,

To teach, convince, subdue;

All-powerful as the wind He came,

As viewless, too.


He comes sweet influence to impart,

A gracious, willing Guest,

While He can find one humble heart

Wherein to rest.


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.


And every virtue we possess,

And every victory won,

And every thought of holiness

Are His alone.


Spirit of purity and grace,

Our weakness, pitying see:

O make our hearts Thy dwelling place,

And worthier Thee!


Icon for the CC0 (Creative Commons Zero) license

To the extent possible under law, Various has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to Hymns and Spiritual Songs, except where otherwise noted.