Scripture Verse

When the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth…He shall testify of Me. John 15:26


George F. Handel

Words: Ben­ja­min Bed­dome (1717–1795), in the 10th ed­i­tion of Rip­pon’s Se­lec­tions, 1800, num­ber 211.

Music: Thatch­er ar­ranged from the op­e­ra So­sar­me, by George F. Han­del, 1732 (🔊 pdf nwc).


Come, Holy Spirit, come,
With energy divine,
And on this poor, benighted soul
With beams of mercy shine.

O melt this frozen heart;
This stubborn will subdue;
Each evil passion overcome,
And form me all anew!

The profit will be mine,
But Thine shall be the praise;
And unto Thee will I devote
The remnant of my days.