Scripture Verse

He breathed on them and said, Receive the Holy Spirit. John 20:22


Words: R. F. Chalk, 1905, alt. Ap­peared in Ca­rols of Hope, ed­it­ed by Clar­ence M. Sea­mans, Fred­er­ick Stan­ton & Fran­cis A. Black­mer (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ad­vent Chris­tian Pub­li­ca­tion So­ci­e­ty, 1906), page 121.

Music: Fred­er­ick S. Stan­ton, Sr. (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Chalk’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Stan­ton (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Sweetly and softly my Savior is calling,
Gently in tones sweet and low;
Calming the storms in my inward life beating,
And hushing my soul and its woe.


Then sweetly breathe on me Thy life,
And quiet all doubting within;
Yes, sweetly breathe on me Thy life,
That my soul may be free from all sin.

Stronger and stronger my Savior is holding,
Keeping me close in His arms;
Shielding me safe when the billows are rolling,
And resting my soul from alarms.


Deeper and deeper my Savior is coming
Into my heart every day;
Guarding my footsteps while on this life’s journey,
With light from yon Heaven’s own ray.


Daily, yes, daily I’m knowing Him better,
Learning—close down at His feet;
Peace o’er my soul rushes on like a river,
And hearts in true unison beat.