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“Spirit of Holiness” (stanza 4)

 

Spirit of holiness, ’tis Thine
To hear our feeble prayer;
Come, for we wait Thy power divine,
Let us Thy mercy share.

 

Samuel Francis Smith, Baptist, in addition to his famous “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” (written at 23) also wrote hymns.  Above and a second example is:

 

“The Morning LIght Is Breaking” (stanza 4)

 

Blest river of salvation, pursue thy onward way;
Flow thou to every nation, nor in thy riches stay:
Stay not till all the lowly triumphant reach their home;
Stay not till all the holy proclaim, “The Lord is come.”

 

Olver Wendell Holmes wrote a cute few lines about Smith:

 

There’s a nice youngster of excellent pith,
Fate tried to conceal him by naming him Smith;
But he shouted a song for the brave and the free,
Just read on his medal, “My country,” “of thee.”

 

Smith and Holmes were classmates at Harvard.

[Some info credit goes to information Cyberhymnal.com]

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