Hymnal Project

589 ~ Holy Spirit Gracious Guest



1

Holy Spirit, gracious guest,
Hear and grant our heart's request
For that gift supreme and best
Holy heav'nly love.


2

Faith that mountains could remove,
Tongues of earth or heaven above,
Knowledge, all things, empty prove
If I have no love.


3

Though I as a martyr bleed,
Give my goods the poor to feed,
All is vain if love I need:
Therefore give me love.


4

Love is kind and suffers long,
Love is pure and thinks no wrong;
Love than death ifself more strong:
Therefore give us love.


5

Prophecy will fade away,
Melting in the light of day;
Love will ever with us stay:
Therefore give us love.


6

Faith and hope and love we see
Joining hand in had agree-
But the greatest of the three,
And the best is love.