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29 May 2012

Litany to the Holy Spirit (Music: Peter Hurford)





In the hour of my distress,
When temptations me oppress,
And when I my sins confess,
         Sweet Spirit, comfort me!

When I lie within my bed,
Sick in heart and sick in head,
And with doubts discomforted,
         Sweet Spirit, comfort me!

When the house doth sigh and weep,
And the world is drown'd in sleep,
Yet mine eyes the watch do keep,
         Sweet Spirit, comfort me!

Text: Robert Herrick (1591-1674)
Music: Peter Hurford (b. 1930)

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