Author of the Lyrics
The author of the beautiful
words of the "Spirit of the Living God" lyrics,
James Montgomery (November 4, 1771-April 30, 1854),
was born in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland and
achieved fame as a poet, lecturer and hymn writer.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Spirit of the Living God
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist):
James Montgomery (November 4, 1771
to April 30, 1854)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music:
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "O Spirit of the living God, In all Thy plenitude of grace"
First Publication Date:
Spirit of the Living God Lyrics
O Spirit of the living God,
In all Thy plenitude of grace,
Where'er the foot of man hath trod,
Descend on our apostate race.
Give tongues of fire and hearts of love
To preach the reconciling Word,
Give power and unction from above,
Whene'er the joyful sound is heard.
Be darkness, at Thy coming, light;
Confusion, order in Thy path;
Souls without strength inspire with might;
Bid mercy triumph over wrath.
O Spirit of the Lord, prepare
All the round earth her God to meet;
Breathe Thou abroad like morning air,
Till hearts of stone begin to beat.
Baptize the nations; far and nigh
The triumphs of the cross record;
The name of Jesus glorify,
Till every kindred call Him Lord.
God from eternity hath willed
All flesh shall His salvation see:
So be the Father's love fulfilled,
The Savior's sufferings crowned through Thee.