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04 April 2012

By the Waking of our Hearts





Refrain
By the waking of our hearts,
by the stirring of our souls,
may the Spirit of God abide
and bring us together in Christ.
1. Come, O Spirit, from above,
come from your celestial heights.
Come with your blessed light
so radiant bright. (Refrain)

2. Come, O Savior of the poor,
come, O source of gifts ensured.
Come with your gentle hope,
so wondrous and pure. (Refrain)

3. In our labor, rest most sweet;
grateful coolness in the heat.
Console our restless lives,
by your comfort, we seek. (Refrain)

4. Bend the stubborn heart and will,
melt the frozen, warm the chill.
Come guide our searching minds
toward your promise fulfilled. (Refrain)

5. Grant us virtue’s sure reward,
may your gracious love be sent.
Come with your peace and joy
that shall never end. (Refrain)

Verses based on the Pentecost Sequence, Veni, Sancte Spiritus

Composer: Ricky Manalo (1997)

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