O, Great Wind, blow in Power;
Heave and roar, blow in Might!
Whip through me, in, and around me!
Blow away the darkest fright!
Gather all the unmet promises,
Clear the cobwebs and the grime.
Scour the accumulated garbage:
Take away the filth of time.
Make me like an oak or cedar;
shaken, cleansed of all debris;
whipped and broken, pruned and storm-tossed;
Now, a mighty, fruitful, healthy tree.
Take away the seeds of doubt.
Remove every speck of sin,
until I stand as was intended
Pure, unmarred, at peace within.
Holy Spirit, Wind of God, come!
Clean and Pure, Strong and Good!
Make of me what you have purposed
A reflection of Thy Holy Word.