COME, HOLY VISITOR (words by Shirley Erena Murray)

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Verse 1 and the Ending sung by David Moddle and accompanied by Ron Klusmeier.

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Lyrics

Come, holy visitor,
come as you came,
wind as your signature,
fire tongues aflame;
come, holy challenger,
changing the scene,
moving the furniture
where dust has been!

Come, new interpreter,
go-between Word,
come in all languages
spoken and heard,
meanings and messages
clearly received,
wonders and miracles
birthed and believed!

Come, constant traveller
mapping new lines,
leaping the borders
tradition defines,
come, holy energy,
love’s lightning rod,
pulse of the universe,
Spirit of God!

Author / Composer Comments

Author Shirley Erena Murray, from her book Touch the Earth Lightly (Hope Publishing Co., 2008, p.150): “Written after singing the usual conventional hymns on Pentecost Day. This is my idea of the vibrancy, whimsy and interpretive power of the Holy Spirit. I looked for new images for ‘disturbing the peace’ if peace meant any sense of settling complacently in our pews, hence ‘moving the furniture’ and challenging the status quo.”

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