Sanctuary Worship Service
Pentecost Sunday, May 31
Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness
: Spirit, spirit of gentleness, blow through the wilderness, calling and free.
Spirit, spirit of restlessness, stir me from placidness, wind, wind from the sea.
You moved on the waters; you called to the deep;
Then you coaxed up the mountains from the valleys of sleep;
And over the eons you called to each thing, “Awake from your slumbers
And rise on your wings.” Refrain
You swept through the dessert; you stung with the sand;
And you goaded your people with a law and a land.
When they were confounded with idols and lies,
Then you spoke through your prophets to open their eyes.
You sang in a stable; you cried from a hill;
Then you whispered in silence when the whole world was still.
And down in the city, you called once again
When you blew through your people on the rush of the wind.
You call from tomorrow; you break ancient schemes;
From the bondage of sorrow the captives dream dreams.
Our women see visions; our men clear their eyes.
With bold new decisions your people arise.
Go Light Your World
arr. Allen Pote