Podcast Episode #5: Spirit of God

This week we had 3 guests on the podcast: our own Brian Hibbard and David Stuart, as well as Louis Johnson of The Saint Johns, who originally wrote the song with Dan.  Also, you could almost say that Barry Uhl was as good as a guest on this episode with how much we talked about him!  Barry, we miss you.

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There is ACTUALLY a snorkel-hookah combo, and we found it online.  Here is a picture:

And here is a picture of Brian and David laying on the futon bed while we recorded their section of the podcast...

OUR LYRICS:

Spirit of God, descend upon my heart
Wean it from earth, through all its pulses move
Stoop to my weakness, mighty as you are
Teach me to love you as I ought to love

I ask no dream, no prophet ecstasy
No sudden tearing of this veil of clay
No angel visits, no opening skies
Just take the dimness of my soul away

Teach me to feel that you’re ever nearby
(Have you not bid me love…)
Teach me the struggles of my soul to bear
(Heart, soul, and strength and mind…)
To check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh,
Teach me the patience of unanswered prayer

 

ORIGINAL LYRICS:

Spirit of God, descend upon my heart;
Wean it from earth; through all its pulses move;
Stoop to my weakness, mighty as Thou art;
And make me love Thee as I ought to love.

I ask no dream, no prophet ecstasies,
No sudden rending of the veil of clay,
No angel visitant, no opening skies;
But take the dimness of my soul away.

Teach me to feel that Thou art always nigh;
Teach me the struggles of the soul to bear.
To check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh,
Teach me the patience of unanswered prayer.

Hast Thou not bid me love Thee, God and King?
All, all Thine own, soul, heart and strength and mind.
I see Thy cross; there teach my heart to cling:
O let me seek Thee, and O let me find!

Teach me to love Thee as Thine angels love,
One holy passion filling all my frame;
The kindling of the heaven descended Dove,
My heart an altar, and Thy love the flame.