Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sweet Spirit Comfort Me

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

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

When (God knows) I'm tossed about,
Either with despair or doubt;
Yet before the glass be out,
Sweet Spirit comfort me!

When the Judgement is revealed,
And that opened which was sealed,
When to Thee I have appealed,
Sweet Spirit comfort me!

-a condensed version of Robert Herrick's
Litany to the Holy Spirit
Robert Herrick 1591-1674

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