Sunday Hymns from the Past – Come, Holy Ghost, Come, Lord our God

Reformation month isn’t long enough to exhaust all of Luther’s beautiful hymns. Good thing it comes back around next year. I feel like a D.J. rolling out the top 100 hits from last ye…no sorry…500 years ago. One of my favorite things about hymns from the past is that they usually contain some form of doctrinal truth. Today’s Christian music is even worse than the previous generation of 7/11 music, although neither have any doctrine. 

The Jewish culture has always known how music can teach, I can repeat a scripture to you a hundred times and you’ll eventually forget it. However, if I put that verse with a catchy tune you’ll have an easier time recalling it. These hymns from Luther are beautiful, elegant, well written, and full of Biblical truths. I hope you will be as blessed by this as I was. As always, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Come, Holy Ghost, come, Lord our God,And shed Thy heavenly gifts abroad
On us, and unto every heart

True faith and fervent love impart;

O Lord, Who by Thy heavnely light,

Hast called Thy Church from sinful night

Out of all nations, tribes, and places;

To thee we render thanks and praises:

Hallelujah. Hallelujah.

Thou Light Divine, most gracious Lord.

Revive us by Thy holy word,

And teach Thy flock in truth to call

On God, the Father of us all:

From all strange doctrines us preserve,

No other masters may we serve,

But Christ, Who is our only Saviour;

In Him we will confide for ever:

Hallelujah. Hallelujah

O Holy Ghost, kind Comforter,

Help us, with watchfulness and prayer,

‘Midst various trials Thee to obey,

And never from the truth to stray:

O Lord, by Thy almighty grace,

Prepare us so to run our race,

That we by Thy illuminations,

May gain heaven’s glorious habitation:

Hallelujah. Hallelujah

Martin Luther

Author: lnhereford

I am a Christian, wife, mother, podcaster and homeschooler currently traveling the United States with my loving husband and darling daughter!

6 thoughts on “Sunday Hymns from the Past – Come, Holy Ghost, Come, Lord our God”

  1. Thank you for posting this. We have lost our heritage once handed down, but thankfully some still remember and carry it in our hearts. I have an album of Scriptures set to music; I would like to find someone to add accompaniment to what I have recorded. Blessings for your week.

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