Loving Spirit

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Shirley Erena Murray
Tune Name: RICHMOND

Lyrics as Poetry

Loving Spirit, loving Spirit,
you have chosen me to be,
you have drawn me to your wonder,
you have set your sign on me.Like a mother you enfold me,
hold my life within your own,
eed me with your very body,
form me of your flesh and bone.Like a father you protect me,
teach me the discerning eye,
hoist me up upon your shoulder
let me see the world from high.Friend and lover, in your closeness
I am known and held and blessed:
in your promise is my comfort,
in your presence I may rest.Loving Spirit, loving Spirit,
you have chosen me to be,
you have drawn me to your wonder,
you have set your sign on me.


Words by
Shirley Erena MurrayCopyright © 1987 by Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, Illinois • USA


Audio Sample

LOVING SPIRIT
Verses 1 & 4
sung by David Moddle and
accompanied by Ron Klusmeier

Scripture References

  • Luke 3:21-22
  • Luke 15

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Commitment, Dedication
  • Father, Fathering
  • Friend, Friendship
  • God∶ love of
  • God∶ nature of
  • Grace
  • Human Relationships
  • Love∶ God's
  • Mother, Mothering
  • Promise
  • Relationships∶ relationships with others
  • Spirit
  • Trust
  • Wholeness

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