The Spirits Fruits Are Peace And Love

The Spirit’s fruits are peace and love,
And purity from heav’n above;
Grace, meekness, gentleness, and joy,
With goodness, new-born lives employ.

The Spirit makes life’s pathway plain,
Imparts the grace that will sustain;
And grace its work in those will show
Who truly to the Spirit sow.

They that are Christ’s have crucified
Their flesh with all its lusts and pride,
And seek in truth what they profess
And walk the paths of holiness.

Lord, fill with grace our wayward heart,
Nor let from us Thy Spirit part;
O save us from still hidden sin
And make our nature pure within.

That watchful, prayerful, sober, strong,
We grow the more as strifes prolong,
And of the Spirit reap at last
Eternal life, when strife is past.