Come Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove Lyrics, Story, and Video

Come Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove Lyrics

1 Come, Holy Spirit, Heav’nly Dove,
With all Thy quick’ning pow’rs;
Kindle a flame of sacred love
In these cold hearts of ours.

2 Look, how we grovel here below,
Fond of these earthly toys;
Our souls, how heavily they go,
To reach eternal joys.

3 In vain we tune our formal songs,
In vain we strive to rise;
Hosannas languish on our tongues,
And our devotion dies.

4 Father, and shall we ever live
At this poor dying rate,
Our love so faint, so cold to Thee,
And Thine to us so great?

5 Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove,
With all Thy quickening powers;
Come, shed abroad a Savior’s love,
And that shall kindle ours.

Come Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove Hymn Story

“Come Holy Spirit Heavenly Dove” is a hymn that was composed by Isaac Watts in 1707. In the Christan faith, the role of the Holy Spirit is critical to our spiritual success.

For it is the spirit that changes or converts people. It is the Spirit that will fill us with the love of God in us.

Here the spirit the spirit is called the heavenly dove based on what happened on Jesus’ baptism. During that baptism, the Holy Spirit came down from heaven in a form of a dove and rested on Jesus.

Isaac Watts - Come Holy Spirit Heavenly dove hymn writer
Isaac Watts

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