Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost

Text:  Christopher Wordsworth 
Music:  John Stainer 
Tune:  Charity  777.5
OHT Incipit:  

Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost,
Taught by Thee we covet most
Of Thy gifts at Pentecost,
Holy, heavenly love.

Faith that mountains could remove,
Tongues of earth or heaven above,
Knowledge, all things, empty prove
Without heavenly love.

Love is kind, and suffers long;
Love is meek, and thinks no wrong;
Love, than death itself more strong:
Therefore give us love.

Prophecy will fade away,
Melting in the light of day;
Love will ever with us stay:
Therefore give us love.

Faith and hope and love we see
Joining hand in hand agree;
But the greatest of the three,
And the best, is love.

The Ames Hymn Collection

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