The Worship Quote of the Week for (05/18/1999):

"Spirit of Faith, by Faith be Mine"
Today's WORSHIP QUOTE is a very short poem for Pentecost - a prayer to the
Holy Spirit.


SPIRIT OF FAITH, BY FAITH BE MINE

Spirit of faith, by faith be mine.
Spirit of truth, in wisdom shine;
Spirit of holiness divine,
Spirit of Jesus, come!

Come to our hearts and there remain;
Spirit of life, our life sustain;
Spirit of grace and glory, reign!
Spirit of Jesus, come!

- Timothy Dudley-Smith, in SONGS OF DELIVERANCE: 36 New Hymns written between
1984 & 1987, Hope Publishing Company, 1988.

1988 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188.
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[On this Pentecost Sunday, many of our churches will read the account of the
Spirit's dramatic coming in Acts 2. Below are the scripture passages that
Timothy Dudley-Smith, a retired bishop in the Church of England, used to
craft this beautiful prayer. Help yourself to a short morning Bible study.

II Corinthians 4:13
John 14:17
Romans 1:4
Philippians 1:19
Romans 8:2
Hebrews 10:29
I Peter 4:14

Photo opportunity: See
for a photograph of Chip Stam and Timothy Dudley-Smith taken last summer in
the poet's study in Salisbury, England.]


Have a great week,

Chip Stam
Pastor of Worship and Music
Chapel Hill Bible Church
Chapel Hill, North Carolina