A Poor Brother's Hymnal
Friday, May 18, 2007
  Holy Spirit, Font of Light
Holy Spirit, font of light,
focus of God's glory bright,
shed on us a shining ray.

Father of the fatherless,
giver of gifts limitless,
come and touch our hearts today.

Source of strength and sure relief,
Comforter in time of grief,
enter in and be our guest.

On our journey grant us aid,
freshening breeze and cooling shade,
in our labor inward rest.

Enter each aspiriting heart,
occupy its inmost part
with Your dazzling purity.

All that gives to us our worth,
all that benefits the earth,
You bring to maturity.

With your soft, refreshing rains
break our drought, remove our stains;
bind up all our injuries.

Shake with rushing wind our will;
melt with fire our icy chill;
bright to light our perjuries.

As your promise we believe,
make us ready to receive
gifts from your unbounded store.

Grant enabling energy,
courage in adversity,
joys that last forevermore.

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