Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hymn of Invocation

This hymn is a hymn of invocation for the opening of public worship.  In worship the Spirit lifts our hearts to heaven where Jesus Christ is.  He is our mediator, our sacrifice and priest, through whom our worship is accepted.  We pray for the Spirit's work in our hearts to create a heart that is humble, contrite, teachable and by faith focused upon the glory of the triune God and his works, especially his redemptive work on our behalf.

O Spirit, Lift Our Hearts

To the tune: ST. THOMAS. A song for the opening of worship---an invocation. Words: William Weber, 2011.

v. 1
O Spirit, lift our hearts
to Jesus Christ our Lord,
the Lamb who died and life imparts,
and all of heav’n adores.

v. 2
Our Father, good and wise,
our praise through Christ we bring.
A broken heart You won’t despise
that trusts in Christ the King.

v. 3
Our Father, help us praise,
to bless and worship You,
to know You and to know Your ways,
our hearts and minds renew.

v. 4
Away from worldly thoughts
to fellowship above,
to humble hearts that can be taught,
O meet us in Your love.

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