St Matthew Online Service May 31, 2020: Pentecost Sunday

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Hymn #800 Spirit of God Descend upon us

Spirit of God descend upon my heart;
Wean it from earth through all its pulses move;
Stoop to my weakness, strength to me impart,
And make me love you as I ought to love.

I ask no dream, no prophet ecstasies;
No sudden rending of the veil of clay;
No angel visitant, no opening skies;
But take the dimness of my soul away.

Have you not bid me love you God and King:
All, all your own, soul, heart and strength and mind?
I see your cross; there teach my heart to cling;
Oh, let me seek you and, oh, let me find.

Teach me to love you as your angels love;
One holy passion filling all my frame;
The baptism of the heav’n descended dove;
My heart an altar, and your love the flame.

Hymn # 396 Spirit of Gentleness

Spirit, Spirit of gentleness, blow through the wilderness calling and free;
Spirit, Spirit of restlessness,stir me from placidness, wind, wind on the sea.

You moved on the waters, you called to the deep,
Then you coaxed up the mountains from the valleys of sleep;
And over the eons you called to each thing;
“Awake from your slumbers and rise on your wings.”

Spirit, Spirit of gentleness, blow through the wilderness calling and free;
Spirit, Spirit of restlessness,stir me from placidness, wind, wind on the sea.

You swept through the desert, you stung with the sand,
And you goaded your people with a law and a land;
And when they were blinded with idols and lies,
Then you spoke through your prophets to open their eyes.

Spirit, Spirit of gentleness, blow through the wilderness calling and free;
Spirit, Spirit of restlessness,stir me from placidness, wind, wind on the sea.

You sang in a stable, you cried from a hill;
THen you whispered in silence when the whole world was still;
And down in the city you called once again,
When you blew through your people on the rush of the wind.

Spirit, Spirit of gentleness, blow through the wilderness calling and free;
Spirit, Spirit of restlessness,stir me from placidness, wind, wind on the sea.

You call from tomorrow, you break ancient schemes;
From the bondage of sorrow all the captives dream dreams;
Our women see visions, our men clear their eyes;
With bold new decisions your people arise.

Spirit, Spirit of gentleness, blow through the wilderness calling and free;
Spirit, Spirit of restlessness,stir me from placidness, wind, wind on the sea.

Hymn #400 God of Tempest, God of Whirlwind

God of tempest, God of whirlwind as on Pentecost descend!
Drive us out from sheltered comfort, past these walls your people send!
Sweep us into costly service, there with Christ to bear the cross,
there with Christ to bear the cross,

God of blazing, God of burning, all that blocks your purpose purge!
Through your church Christ’s living body, let your flaming spirit surge;
Where deceit conceals injustice, kindle us to speak your truth,
kindle us to speak your truth.

God of passion, God unsleeping, stir in us love’s restlessness!
Where the people cry in anguish, may we share your heart’s distress;
Rouse from us content with evil, claim us for your kingdom’s work.
claim us for your kingdom’s work.

Saint Matthew Online Service May 31, 2020


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