O Breathe on Me, O Breath of God (Hatch, ST COLUMBA)



O Breathe On Me, O Breath of God. Text: Edwin Hatch. Tune: ST. COLUMBA Richard Schletty and Anne Schletty (cantors) Jack Heitzinger (pianist) Church of St. Mary, 261 E. 8th St., St. Paul, Minnesota

O breathe on me, O Breath of God,
Fill me with life anew,
That I may love the things you love,
And do what you would do. 

O breath on me, O Breath of God,
Until my heart is pure;
Until my will is one with yours,
To do and to endure. 

O breath on me, O Breath of God,
My will to yours incline,
Until this selfish part of me 
Glows with your fire divine. 

O breath on me, O Breath of God,
So I shall never die.
But live with you the perfect life, 
For all eternity.