Our blest Redeemer, ere He breathed

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    Verse 1
    Our blest Redeemer, ere He breathed
    His tender last farewell,
    A Guide, a Comforter bequeathed,
    With us to dwell.

    Verse 2
    He came in semblance of a dove,
    With sheltering wings outspread,
    The holy balm of peace and love
    On each to shed.

    Verse 3
    He comes sweet influence to impart,
    A gracious, willing Guest,
    While He can find one humble heart
    Wherein to rest.

    Verse 4
    And His that gentle voice we hear,
    Soft as the breath of even,
    That checks each fault, that calms each fear,
    And speaks of heaven.

    Verse 5
    And every virtue we possess,
    And every conquest won,
    And every thought of holiness,
    Are His alone.

    Verse 6
    Spirit of purity and grace,
    Our weakness, pitying, see;
    O make our hearts Thy dwelling place,
    And meet for Thee.