A Hymn for Meditation

Holy Spirit painting
Holy Spirit painting (Photo credit: hickory hardscrabble)

Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling

by Timothy Rees

Holy Spirit, ever dwelling
in the holiest realms of light;
Holy Spirit, ever brooding
o’er a world of gloom and night;
Holy Spirit, ever raising those of earth
to thrones on high.
Living, life-imparting Spirit,
you we praise and magnify.

Holy Spirit, ever living
as the church’s very life;
Holy Spirit, ever striving
through us in a ceaseless strife;
Holy Spirit, ever forming
in the church the mind of Christ:
You we praise with endless worship
for your gifts and fruits unpriced.

Holy Spirit, ever working
through the church’s ministry;
Quickening, strengthening, and absolving,
setting captive sinners free.
Holy Spirit, ever binding
age to age and soul to soul
in communion never ending,
you we worship and extol.

Read and meditate on this hymn as your personal prayer today. What does God say to you through this hymn?

Holy Spirit Stained Glass
Holy Spirit Stained Glass (Photo credit: hickory hardscrabble)