O Spirit, Come, Renew Your Church
Words: R. Frederick Crider, 2012
Music: tune, MORNING SONG, from Kentucky Harmony, 1813
Scriptures: Luke 3:16; John 17:11; 2 Peter 3:8
Topics: church, rebirth, renewal, Holy Spirit, Pentecost
United Methodist retired pastor and hymn writer R. Frederick Crider composed and submitted this hymn to United Theological Seminary's 2012 hymn contest on the theme of renewing the church. Crider is a graduate of United. The boisterous MORNING SONG tune, though in a minor tonality, suits this Pentecost text well.
Rev. Dr. R. Fred Crider, Jr.'s photo, biography, contact information and links to additional songs and choral music are available on the Discipleship Ministries website.