Who but Thou, Almighty Spirit

open hymnal in the sunshine

Who but Thou, almighty Spirit,
Can the heathen world reclaim!
Men may preach, but till Thou favor,
Heathens will be still the same:
Mighty Spirit!
Witness to the Savior’s name.

Thou hast promised by Thy prophets
Glorious light in latter days:
Come, and bless bewildered nations,
Change our prayers and tears to praise;
Promised Spirit!
Round the world diffuse Thy rays.

All our hopes, and prayers, and labors
Must be vain without Thine aid:
But Thou wilt not disappoint us,
All is true that Thou hast said:
Faithful Spirit!
O’er the world Thine influence shed.

Author Unknown

Copied from my grandmother’s hymnal, Hymn Book, Methodist Episcopal Church, South: Nashville, TN, 1901, Hymn #657.

Note: The hymns in this hymnal are not titled. So when I do not know the hymn, I make up a title or simply use the first line.

Photo taken in Milton, FL, 2018

2 thoughts on “Who but Thou, Almighty Spirit

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