We come to you with no pretence (StF 435)

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We come to you with no pretence 

Source: Singing the Faith: 435
Words: Andrew Pratt
Music: “Shanti” by Marty Haugen
Metre: 86.86. Common Metre
Verses: 4

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One StF+ user enquired about the use of a “small” (lower case) ‘s’ when writing about “your spirit” in v.3.

Andrew Pratt responds:

“When this hymn was being edited, along with others of mine, I made the decision that when a member of the Trinity was being addressed directly it made sense to capitalise the name, hence ‘Spirit’. Where the reference was to an attribute of a person of the God-head, then small-case was used, hence ‘spirit [of God]’.”

Categories: 86.86. Common Metre, Haugen, Marty (comp), Pratt, Andrew, Repentance and Forgiveness, Shanti.

One Response to We come to you with no pretence (StF 435)

  1. Steve Clark says:

    I really like the words & sentiments, but wonder why the small “s” for Spirit in v3?

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