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Sylvester. L.M.

An F major folk hymn in 6/4 time. Composed 2007.

Text from Edward Caswell, 1849.

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Written as a gift for Inga Knets, Ian Morgan and Sylvester Morgan, on the occasion of Sylvester's birth in 2007.



O come, Creator Spirit blest,
Within this soul of Thine to rest;
Come, with Thy grace and heavenly aid,
To fill this heart which Thou hast made.

Come, holy Spirit! now descend;
Most blessed gift which God can send;
Thou Fire of Love, and Fount of Life!
Lift up our hearts, and calm our strife.

With patience firm, and virtue high,
The weakness of our flesh supply.
Kindle our senses from above,
And make our hearts o’erflow with love.