Deep in the Spirit (If the Spirit of God lives in you)

If the Spirit of God lives in you… Sing to the Lord!  Praise him for his goodness!  Deep in the Spirit your song!
1. I will play for him… Joy filled is my song! My life is my melody! To him do I belong!
2. Deep in Christ I live… Faith in him my prayer! When my soul is torn and dry, faith to sense him there!
3. Spirit in my heart… Sing for me my prayer!  Deep within my heart I know:
you will always be there!
This simple song is about expressing faithfulness to God, and especially the Holy Spirit, through song.

It was written by Australian Roman Catholic priest, liturgist and folk-musician, Fr Frank Andersen. It was originally published in his "Eagles Wings" collection and so is included in the Scripture in Song - The Music of Frank Andersen MSC which is still in-print. Both of these books include lead-sheet style sheet music.

It is set to an un-named tune, also by Andersen, which has a 4/4 time signature. It was originally published in the key of Bb, and the first few notes in this key are DE F FG F GA B.

Currently, there are no videos of this song available on YouTube.


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Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available from this website.

The song starts with a four-line chorus (the last line may be repeated), which is sun after each of the thee verses. Each verse also has four lines. A rough outline is:
Chorus:
If the Spirit of God lives in you,
Sing to the Lord.
Praise him for his goodness,
Deep in the Spirit your song.
(Deep in the Spirit your song).

1. I will play for him ...

2. Deep in Christ I live…

3. Spirit in my heart…

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