1 O Holy Spirit, by whose breath
life rises vibrant out of death,
come to create, renew, inspire;
come, kindle in our hearts your fire.
2 You are the seeker's only course,
of burning love the living source,
protector in the midst of strife,
the giver and the Lord of life.
3 In you God's energy is shown,
to us your varied gifts made known.
Teach us to speak, teach us to hear;
yours be the tongue and yours the ear.
4 Flood our dull senses with your light;
in mutual love our hearts unite.
Your power the whole creation fills;
make strong our weak, uncertain wills.
5 From inner strife grant us release;
turn nations to the ways of peace.
To fuller life your people bring
that as one body we may sing:
6 Praise to the Father, Christ, his Word,
and to the Spirit: God the Lord,
to whom all honor, glory be
both now and for eternity.