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Mighty Holy Spirit – Philip Melanchthon

Mighty Holy Spirit,

My comforter, pure living and true.

Mighty Holy Spirit,

Illuminate, rule and confirm my heart and mind in faith.

Mighty Holy Spirit,

Rule over me, so I might live in God’s presence all the days of my life.

Mighty Holy Spirit,

Let me see the Lord and praise him with joy,

And in unity with those in heaven.

Mighty Holy Spirit, come!

Amen.

 

– Adapted from a prayer of Philip Melanchthon 1497-1560AD.

– Extended and given rhythm by turning the first line into a repeated refrain  (Matt).