Gospel Song – Sweet, Sweet Spirit

Gospel Song – Sweet, Sweet Spirit

Gospel Song – Sweet, Sweet Spirit.

This classic hymn was composed by the gospel great Doris Akers in 1962. Pleases refer to the post, “You Can’t Beat God Giving” for more on her life and ministry. The story behind this song is that one Sunday morning, she was in prayer with her church choir before the service. She always prayed with her choir before any worship service. The prayer went on for some time because of the Spirit-led sweetness during their time together. The very next day, Doris wrote this song as she remembered the experience so vividly. It has remained in practically every hymnal produced since that time, much beloved by Christians everywhere.



LYRICS – Sweet, Sweet Spirit

There’s a sweet, sweet Spirit in this place, and I know it’s the Spirit of the Lord.

There are sweet expressions on each face, and I know we feel the presence of the Lord.

Refrain: Sweet Holy Spirit, Sweet Heavenly Dove, stay right here with us, filling us with your love.

                And for these blessings we lift our hearts in praise,

                Without a doubt we’ll know that we have been revived, when we shall leave this place.

There are blessings you cannot receive, till you know Him in His fullness and believe.

You’re the one to profit when you say, I’m going to walk with Jesus all the way. 

If you say He saved you from your sin, But now you’re weak, you’re bound and darkness closes in.

You make it right if you will yield, you’ll enjoy the Holy Spirit that we feel.