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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove
By Isaac Watts (1674–1748)
 
COME, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove,
  With all thy quickening powers:
Kindle a flame of sacred love
  In these cold hearts of ours.
 
Look how we grovel here below,        5
  Fond of these trifling toys;
Our souls can neither fly nor go
  To reach eternal joys.
 
In vain we tune our formal songs,
  In vain we strive to rise:        10
Hosannas languish on our tongues,
  And our devotion dies.
 
Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove,
  With all thy quickening powers:
Come shed abroad a Savior’s love,        15
  And that shall kindle ours.
 
 
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