Wind of the Spirit
Meter 9 10.9 9 with refrain
Suggested Tune: ASSURANCE (United Methodist Hymnal #369)
Wind of the Spirit, blow on your child
Reveal the fiction now hidden by style
Self centered passions hold all control
Feeding me falsehood, withering my soul
Great Holy Spirit. Sweet Mystery.
Pour forth your glory eternally
Life’s Liberator. Death’s Enemy.
Come Holy Spirit, set your child free*
Wind of Salvation, breathe on my bones,
Resurrect life where destruction was sown,
Flow through my nature, parched now by sin
Pour out forgiveness, cleanse me again (Refrain)
Breath of the Savior, soft on my face
whispers a message of love, peace, and grace.
Constantly calling, helping me turn,
offering a life I never could earn. (Refrain)
Bright Blazing Spirit, Tongues of Pure Fire
Dance on your children, ignite our desire
Forge our devotion purer than gold.
Shining for all the world to behold. (Refrain)
* alternate texts:
Come Holy Spirit, set your church free
Come Holy Spirit, sanctify me
Click here for a powerful reflection on the Holy Spirit as wind and breath of life by Steve Garnaas-Holmes entitled Conspiracy.
© 4/1999, revised 2011 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
You are welcome to use this work in a worship setting with proper attribution.
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Pentecost by Estella Canziani
June, thank you so much for providing this information!
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Hi Lisa. I would like to use this image in my presentation for my doctoral degree at Portland Seminary, George Fox University. It will be place in the achieves with the rest of my presentation. I have given it proper citation with credit to you. Thank you for providing such a thought providing piece.
Hi Stacey. This image is a watercolor by Estella Louisa M Canziani entitled Pentecost. The artist lived from 1887 -1964. The work is dated 1905-1936. It is not my own work.
Many blessings on your doctoral presentation and the opportunities a doctorate will open to you.