I will ask the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter.@John 14:16
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Francis Bottome (1823-1894)

Frank Bottome, 1890, in Precious Times of Refreshing and Revival.

William J. Kirkpatrick (🔊 pdf nwc).

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God the Comforter
James J. J. Tissot (1836-1902)

O spread the tidings ’round,
Wherever man is found,
Wherever human hearts
And human woes abound;
Let every Christian tongue
Proclaim the joyful sound:
The Comforter has come!

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The Comforter has come,
The Comforter has come!
The Holy Ghost from Heav’n,
The Father’s promise giv’n;
O spread the tidings ’round,
Wherever man is found—
The Comforter has come!

The long, long night is past;
The morning breaks at last;
And hushed the dreadful wail
And fury of the blast,
As o’er the golden hills
The day advances fast!
The Comforter has come!

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Lo, the great King of kings,
With healing in His wings,
To every captive soul
A full deliverance brings;
And through the vacant cells
The song of triumph rings:
The Comforter has come!

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O boundless love divine!
How shall this tongue of mine
To wondering mortals tell
The matchless grace divine—
That I, a child of sin,
should in His image shine!
The Comforter has come!

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Sing, till the echoes fly
Above the vaulted sky,
And all the saints above
To all below reply,
In strains of endless love,
The song that ne’er will die:
The Comforter has come!

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