Spirit of God (Skye Boat Song)

Lyrics – 3 verses

Spirit of God, unseen as the wind,
Gentle as is the dove;
Touch us with love and teach us to sing
Joy to you Lord above.

Your voice the sound, heard in the wind,
O’er fields and hills you sing;
Now I can hear the joy, my Lord,
the peace your song will bring.

Love in our hearts, praise in our prayers,
We follow on your way;
Lord of the sky, Lord of the Earth,
Answer us when we pray.

Lyrics Copyright © Richard M S Irwin 2008. CCLI: 7152839


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  • Album: Wedding Songs
  • Tune: Skye boat song
  • Meter: 96 96 and Refrain
  • Style: Traditional Scottish
  • Usage: Pentecost, General, Weddings
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin. CCLI: 7152846
  • Lyricist: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2008 Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

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