Spirit of God (Richard Irwin)

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See also: This tune set for SATB choir a cappella with the traditional Scots words "Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing"

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Editor: Richard Irwin (submitted 2008-01-11).   Score information: A3, 2 pages, 46 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Arranged for unison voices with Flute and Strings. Words and arrangement by Richard Irwin. Tune traditional Scottish: Skye boat song.

General Information

Title: Spirit of God (Skye Boat Song)
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional)

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Unison
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: Unison Voice with Flute and Strings

First published: 2008

Description: Music based upon the Skye Boat Song, chorus based on Acts 2:2, other words by Richard M S Irwin.

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Original text and translations

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Spirit of God, unseen as the wind,
gentle as is the dove;
touch us with truth and teach us to sing
joy to you Lord above.

Your voice the sound, heard in the wind,
o’er fields and woods you sing;
now I can hear the joy, my lord,
the peace your song will bring.

Spirit of God…

Love in our hearts, praise in our prayers,
we follow on your way;
Lord of the sky, Lord of the earth,
answer us when we pray.

Spirit of God…