Spirit of God - Spirit Blowing Through Creation - Haugen

This is a hymn about the Holy Spirit. It was written by American Lutheran composer and pastoral musician, Marty Haugen (b 1950) and first published in 1987. It's very suitable for Pentecost - but can be adapted for other occasions, as shown on the videos below.

It is set to an un-named tune by Haugen, which has a 3/4 time signature and was originally published in the key of F.   The first few notes in this key are FG BA GF G A2



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Examples

Praise band with lead singer - great example of how good percussion can be when it's well-disciplined


Large contemporary choir:


Singer with piano:


Small group with backing band - professional recording:


Instrumental - keyboard:


Lyrics

The words are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website.

The hymn has four verses, and a short chorus is inserted after verse two and four.  A rough outline is:
1 Spirit blowing through creation, spirit burning in the sky ...

2 As you move upon the waters, as you ride upon the wind ...

Chorus:
Spirit renewing the earth, renewing the hearts of all people;
Burn in the weary souls, blow through the silent lips,
come now awake us, Spirit of God.

3 Love that sends the rivers dancing, love that waters all that lives ...

4 All the creatures you have fashioned, all that live and breathe in you ...

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Spirit blowing through creation,
spirit burning in the sky,
let the hope of your salvation fill our eyes;
God of splendor, God of glory,
You who light the stars above,
all the heavens tell the story of your love.

As you move upon the waters,
As you ride upon the wind,
Move us all, your sons and daughters deep within;
As you shaped the hills and mountains,
Formed the land and filled the deep,
Let your hand renew and waken all who sleep.

Chorus:
Spirit renewing the earth,
renewing the hearts of all people;
burn in the weary souls, blow through the silent lips,
come now awake us, Spirit of God.
Love that sends the rivers dancing,
love that waters all that lives,
love that heals and holds and rouses and forgives.
You are food for all creatures,
You are hunger in the soul,
in Your hands the brokenhearted are made whole.

All the creatures you have fashioned,
All that live and breathe in you,
Find their hope in your compassion, strong and true;
You, O Spirit of salvation,
You alone, beneath, above,
Come, renew your whole creation in your love.

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