Holy Spirit, Ever Living

Holy Spirit, ever living
As the Church’s very life;
Holy Spirit, ever striving
Through her in a ceaseless strife;
Holy Spirit, ever forming
In the Church the mind of Christ;
Thee we praise with endless worship
For thy fruits and gifts unpriced.

Holy Spirit, ever working
Through the Church’s ministry;
Quick’ning, strength’ning, and absolving,
Setting captive sinners free;
Holy Spirit, ever binding
Age to age and soul to soul
In a fellowship unending,
Thee we worship and extol.

Words: Timothy Rees (1837-1939)
Tune: Abbot’s Leigh, by Cyril V. Taylor (b. 1907)

–From the album Hymns Through the Ages, sung by the Beverly Hills All Saints’ Episcopal Church Choir

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