Come Holy Spirit Condescend

Come Holy Spirit condescend!
Thy presence let us feel;
Do thou thyself, O Lord attend!
Thy will in us reveal.

Important is the cause for which:
We are assembled now;
Thy light and blessed word can teach
That which we ought to do.

To build the Church of Christ our Lord,
The kingdom of his grace;
To spread the knowledge of his word,
In ev’ry land and place.

O be our counsellor and guide!
May all that we conclude,
And ev’ry case that we decide,
prove truly wise and good.

We should be truly wise indeed,
Endow’d with heav’nly bliss,
Or we may never hope to speed
In such a work as this.

Therefore we join in humble pray’r,
That we may understand
To build the Saviour’s kingdom here:
The cause we have in hand.