Christ, our Light
Sunday, June 11, 2000
Feast of Barnabas the Apostle

Let songs of praises fill the sky!
Christ, our ascended Lord,
Sends down his Spirit from on high,
According to his word.
The Spirit by his heavenly breath,
New life creates within:
He quickens sinners from the death
Of trespasses and sin.
The things of Christ the Spirit takes,
And shows them unto men;
The fallen soul his temple makes,
God’s image stamps again.
Come, Holy Spirit, from above,
With thy celestial fire:
Come, and with flames of zeal and love
Our hearts and tongues inspire.
... Thomas Cotterill (1779-1823), included in Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, Isaac Watts & ed. Samuel Melanchthon Worcester, Boston: Crocker & Brewster, 1834, p. 672 (see the book; see also Acts 2:1-4; Matt. 3:11; Luke 3:16; John 20:22; Acts 1:8-9; 5:20; Rom. 6:4; more at Christ, Fire, Holy Spirit, Love, Pentecost, Zeal)

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