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Loving Spirit

Loving Spirit, loving Spirit,
       you have chosen me to be --
       you have drawn me to your wonder,
you have set your sign on me.

Like a mother you enfold me,
       hold my life within your own,
       feed me with your very body,
form me of your flesh and bone.

Like a father you protect me,
       teach me the discerning eye,
       hoist me up upon your shoulder,
let me see the world from high.

Friend and lover, in your closeness
       I am known and held and blessed:
       in your promise is my comfort,
in your presence I may rest.

Loving Spirit, loving Spirit,
       you have chosen me to be --
       you have drawn me to your wonder,
you have set your sign on me.

Shirley Erena Murray
Words © 1987 The Hymn Society (admin. Hope Publishing Company)

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Collections: 100 Top Hope Hymns|Faith, Hope, and Love - Lim|Holding in Trust - The Hymn Society|Hymns for Our Time - Hopson|In Every Corner Sing - Murray|The Yes of the Heart - Edwards|Touch the Earth Lightly - Murray|Worship & Rejoice

Scriptural Reference: Luke 3:21-22, 11:2, 11-13, 15:1-32; Matthew 5:16, 6:9; Psalms 16:11; 1 Thessalonians 2:7; 2 Corinthians 1:22; Ephesians 1:13, 4:30; Isaiah 49:5, 66:13; John 14:15

Theme: Baptism, Child Dedication, Commitment, God - Father, God - Guide, God - Image, God - Presence, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ - Friend, Ordination

Author(s): Murray, Shirley Erena (More Hymns | Biography)

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Poetic Meter: 8.7.8.7.

Date Uploaded: Thu Jun 5 14:18:04 2008

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