O Holy Spirit, by whose breath
life rises vibrant out of death,
come to create, renew, inspire;
come, kindle in our hearts your fire.
You are the seeker’s only course,
of burning love the living source,
protector in the midst of strife,
the giver and the Lord of life.
In you God’s energy is shown,
to us your varied gifts made known.
Teach us to speak, teach us to hear;
yours be the tongue and yours the ear.
Flood our dull senses with your light;
in mutual love our hearts unite.
Your power the whole creation fills;
make strong our weak, uncertain wills.
From inner strife grant us release;
turn nations to the ways of peace.
To fuller life your people bring
that as one body we may sing:
Praise to the Father, Christ, his Word,
and to the Spirit: God the Lord,
to whom all honor, glory be
both now and for eternity.