May 9, 2012

New Hymn: Wind of God

Here’s a contemporary hymn of invocation from Michael Saward and the Jubilate website.  It is based on Acts 2:1-4.

Wind of God, Dynamic Spirit
(based on Acts 2:1-4)

Wind of God, dynamic Spirit,
breathe upon our hearts today;
that we may your power inherit
hear us, Spirit, as we pray:
fill the vacuum that enslaves us
emptiness of heart and soul;
and, through Jesus Christ who saves us,
give us life and make us whole.

Voice of God, prophetic Spirit,
speak to every heart today
to encourage or prohibit
urging action or delay:
clear the vagueness which impedes us
come, enlighten mind and soul;
and, through Jesus Christ who leads us,
teach the truth that makes us whole.

Fire of God, volcanic Spirit,
burn within our hearts today;
cleanse our sin may we exhibit
holiness in every way:
purge the squalidness that shames us,
soils the body, taints the soul;
and through Jesus Christ who claims us,
purify us, make us whole.

— Copyright © Michael Saward/Jubilate Hymns Ltd.  Reprinted here by permission.

Tune suggestions: 8 7 8 7 D
ABBOT’S LEIGH (God is here! as we his people)
BEACH SPRING (Lord, whose love through humble service)
BLAENWERN (Love divine, all loves excelling)
HOLY MANNA (Brethren, we have met to worship)
NETTLETON (Come, thou fount of ev’ry blessing)

See the Jubilate website for one more tune suggestion (printed with music):  LUX EOI  (You need to register on the site to access it, but registration is free, and gives you lots of access to a variety of other spoken and sung worship resources.)  

If you use this hymn in worship, be sure to report it on your CCLI license.