1 May we, O Holy Spirit, bear your fruit
your joy and peace pervade each word we say;
may love become of life the very root,
and grow more deep and strong with every day.
2 May patience stem the harmful word and deed,
and kindness seek the good among the wrong;
may goodness far beyond our lips proceed,
as manifest in action as in song.
3 May faithfulness endure, yet as we grow
may gentleness lend courage to the weak;
and in our self-restraint help us to know
the grace that made the King of Heaven meek.
Paul Wigmore (born 1925)
© Paul Wigmore/Jubilate Hymns
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