LOVING SPIRIT (Words by Shirley Erena Murray)

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Verses 1 & 4 sung by David Moddle and accompanied by Ron Klusmeier.

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  • Bb Instrument
  • Eb Instrument
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Lyrics

Loving Spirit, loving Spirit,
you have chosen me to be,
you have drawn me to your wonder,
you have set your sign on me.

Like a mother you enfold me,
hold my life within your own,
feed me with your very body,
form me of your flesh and bone.

Like a father you protect me,
teach me the discerning eye,
hoist me up upon your shoulder
let me see the world from high.

Friend and lover, in your closeness
I am known and held and blessed:
in your promise is my comfort,
in your presence I may rest.

Loving Spirit, loving Spirit,
you have chosen me to be,
you have drawn me to your wonder,
you have set your sign on me.

Author / Composer Comments

Author Shirley Erena Murray, from her book Touch the Earth Lightly (Hope Publishing Co., 2008, page 154): “One of my first hymns to be published and widely sung… this was a simple approach to relational imagery for God.”

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