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 (1685–1759)

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.