Sacred Songs and Solos Lyrics
Hymn No.197

First Line: Hear us, Thou that broodedst o'er the watery deep,

Hear us, Thou that broodedst o'er the watery deep,
Waking all creation from its primal sleep :
Holy Spirit, breathing breath of life
Breathe into our spirits, blending them with Thine.

Light and Life Immortal !
Hear us as we raise
Hearts, as well as voices,
Mingling prayer and praise.

2 When the sun ariseth in a cloudless sky,
May we feel Thy presence, Holy Spirit, nigh ;
Shed Thy radiance o'er us, keep it
cloudless still,
Through the day before us, perfecting Thy will.

3 When the fight is fiercest in the noon-tide heat,
Bear us, Holy Spirit, to our Saviour's feet,
There to find a refuge till our work is done,
There to fight the battle till the battle's won.

4 If the day be falling sadly as it goes,
Slowly in its sadness sinking to its close,
May Thy love in mercy, kindling ere it die,
Cast a ray of glory o'er our evening sky.

5 Morning, noon, and evening, whensoe'er it be,
Grant us, gracious Spirit, quickening life in Thee ;
Life, that gives us, living, life of
heavenly love ;
Life, that brings us, dying, life from heaven above.