Scripture Verse

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


R. Kelso Carter

Words: R. Kel­so Car­ter, in Hymns of the Chris­tian Life, ed­it­ed by Kelso Car­ter & Al­bert B. Simp­son (New York: Chris­tian Al­li­ance Pub­lish­ing 1891), num­ber 1.

Music: Me­đu­gor­je R. Kel­so Car­ter, 1891 (🔊 pdf nwc).


Breathe upon us, Lord, from Heaven,
Fill us with the Holy Ghost;
Promise of the Father given,
Send us now a Pentecost.


Breathe upon us, breathe upon us,
With Thy love our hearts inspire.
Breathe upon us, breathe upon us,
Lord, baptize us now with fire.

While the Spirit hovers o’er us,
Open all our hearts, we pray;
To Thine image, Lord, restore us,
Witness in our souls today.


Lift us, Lord, O lift us higher,
From the carnal mind set free;
Fill us with refining fire,
Give us perfect liberty.