ETERNAL Spirit! how we bless
   And sing the wonders of Thy grace:
Thy power conveys Thy blessings down
From God the Father and the Son.
2  Enlightened by Thy heavenly ray,
Our spiritual darkness turns to day;
Thine inward teachings make us know,
Our danger and our refuge too.
3  Thy power and glory work within,
To break the chains of reigning sin,
Our dominating lusts subdue,
And form our fallen hearts anew.
4  The troubled conscience knows Thy voice,
Thy pardoning words awake our joys,
Thy work illuminates the mind,
And lets the soul assurance find.
Isaac Watts, 1674-1748