Monday, December 10, 2012

Lyra Fidelium: ARTICLE VIII "I believe in the Holy Ghost."

Lyra Fidelium: Twelve Hymns on the Twelve Articles of the Apostle's Creed
by S. J. Stone, B.A.,
"I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the understanding also."

"I believe in the Holy Ghost."
"The Lord is that Spirit"

[Editor's note:  In the 1866 version of Lyra Fidelium  Scriptures  were placed beside  each verse in the twelve  hymns. The Scriptures supporting each hymn are numbered below the summary.] 
(Tune No, 255.)

1. GOD the Spirit, we adore Thee,
ln the trinal GODHEAD One,
One in love and power and glory
With the Father and the Son;
Prayer and praise to Thee we bring,
Our devotion's offering.

2. Once the desolate world-ocean
Quickened from its long death-sleep,
Woke to light and life's emotion
At Thy brooding o'er its deep;
Spirit, ever may Thy breath
Quicken us from sleep and death!

3. Holy Fount of Inspiration,
By Whose gift the great of old
Spake the Word of Revelation,
Marvellous and manifold,
Grant to us who see and hear
Reverence of eye and ear.

4. Priceless Gift of Christ for ever,
Righteousness and Peace and joy,
Which the evil world, that never
Can receive, cannot destroy,
Shall the Church or faint or fear
While the Comforter is near?

5. Author of our new creation,
Giver of the second birth,
May Thy ceaseless renovation
Cleanse our souls from stains of earth,
And our bodies ever be
Holy temples meet for Thee.

6. When we wander, Lord, direct us,
Keep us in the Master's Way,
Let Thy strong, swift Sword protect us,
Warring in the evil day;
Paraclete for every need,
Come to strengthen and to lead!

7. Come, Thy glorious gifts providing,
Foretaste of the future now,
Bring that sweet sense of abiding
Thou canst give and only Thou,
One in Thee, we shall be one
In the Father and the Son.  Amen.

        I believe that there is one Particular Spirit, a Person uncreated, and so the true and eternal God, yet not the Father, or the Son, but the Spirit of the Father and the Son, the third Person in the Blessed Trinity; that He inspired the writers of the Scriptures, that He is the Paraclete or Colmforter by Whom the Apostles were enabled to begin, and by perpetual succession to continue, the edification of the  Church; that He is the Cause of all holiness in us, the Source of Regeneration, Renewal, Illumination, and Sanctification. 

"THE Lord is that Spirit."
"The Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost"
"The grace of our Lord jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost."
"As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate ME Barnabas and Saul."
"The Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters; and God said, Let there be Light, and there was Light."
"He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit."
"Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost."
"By revelation He made known unto me the mystery,"
"... revealed unto His holy Apostles and Prophets by the Spirit."
"We speak not in words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth."
"That He may abide with you for ever."
"Righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Ghost."
"Whom the world cannot receive."
"The Eternal Spirit."
"Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."
"The Spirit of Adoption."
"Born of water and of the Spirit."--" Washing of regeneration."
"And renewing of the Holy Ghost."
"Sanctified by the Holy Ghost."
"Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost?"
"Howbeit when He the Spirit of truth is come, He will guide you into all truth."
"The Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God."
"But the Comforter, Which is the Holy Ghost ... He shall teach you all things."
"There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit."
"The Holy Spirit ... Which is the Earnest of our inheritance."
"Hereby we know that He abideth in us, by the Spirit."
"No man can say that JESUS is the Lord but by the Holy Ghost."
"He that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit."

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