Filled with the Spirit's Power

This community-focused song about the Holy Spirit was written by English Anglican priest and missionary to India, J. R. (John Raphael) Peacey (1896-1971) in 1967, after he retired to England.

 It was first published in the United Kingdom in  "100 Hymns for Today" a supplement to Hymns Ancient and Modern in 1969.  In 1978, Hope Publishing Company released it in the USA.

With meter 10.10.10.10, tunes it has been to include:
  • SHELDONIAN by English priest and editor of 100 Hymns for Today, Cyril V. Taylor (1907-1992)
  • FARLEY CASTLE by Henry Lawes (1596-1662)
  • MORCAMBE by Frederick C. Atkinson (1870)
  • WOODLANDS by Walter Greatorex (1877-1949) - best known as the tune of Tell Out my Soul - and very commonly used in version of this hymn that loaded to YouTube 
  • CHILSWELL by Gustav Theodore Holst
  • MALVERN HILLS by David Iliff (b 1939)


Downloads




Examples


Small choir with organ - tune WOODLANDS



Choir and pipe organ, with on-screen lyrics. Tune WOODLANDS



Small choir with piano and organ backing - tune WOODLANDS



Solo singer with piano-voice keyboard accompaniment - tune WOODLANDS


Instrumental - organ. Tune MALVERN HILLS



Instrumental - organ - tune FARLEY CASTLE:



Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
1  Filled with the Spirit's power, with one accord
the infant church confessed its risen Lord.
O Holy Spirit, in the church today
no less your power of fellowship display.

2   Now with the mind of Christ set us on fire,
that unity may be our great desire.
Give joy and peace; give faith to hear your call,
and readiness in each to work for all.

3   Widen our love, good Spirit, to embrace
in your strong care all those of every race.
Like wind and fire with life among us move,
till we are known as Christ's, and Christians prove.


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KEEP IN CASE ORIGINAL IS REMOVED, BUT DO NOT DISPLAY
Filled with the Spirit's power, with one accord
the infant church confessed its risen Lord.
O Holy Spirit, in the church today
no less your power of fellowship display.

Now with the mind of Christ set us on fire,
that unity may be our great desire.
Give joy and peace; give faith to hear your call,
and readiness in each to work for all.

Widen our love, good Spirit, to embrace
in your strong care all those of every race.
Like wind and fire with life among us move,
till we are known as Christ's, and Christians prove.

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