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Spiritus Sanctus

” O Holy Spirit,

“As the sun is full of light,
the ocean full of water,
Heaven full of glory, so may my heart be full of thee.

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“Come as power,
to expel every rebel lust, to reign supreme
and keep me thine;
Come as teacher,
leading me into all truth, filling me with
all understanding;
Come as love,
that I may adore the Father, and love him as my all;
Come as joy,
to dwell in me, move in me, animate me;
Come as light,
illuminating the Scripture,
moulding me in its laws;
Come as sanctifier,
body, soul and spirit wholly thine;
Come as helper,
with strength to bless and keep,
directing my every step;
Come as beautifier,
bringing order out of confusion, loveiness out of chaos.

“Magnify to me thy glory by being magnified in me,
and make me redolent of thy fragrance.”

2 comments… add one
  • Fran May 15, 2018, 10:33 AM

    Very good, John. A pastor long ago described the Holy Spirit as the “cleaning lady of the soul.” (it was a lady pastor, which might have influenced her thinking, but it does work for me.)
    A good description of one aspect anyway, that my little human mind can grasp. Thank you!

    • John B. Phillips May 22, 2018, 2:42 PM

      Thank you, Fran. What a wonderful description! It works for me as well. Thanks for sharing.



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