Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns of Pe­ti­tion and Thanks­giv­ing for the Pro­mise of the Fa­ther 1746. This was num­ber three of Hymns for Whit­sun­day.

Music: Ban­gor (To­ron­to) anon­y­mous, in the Me­thod­ist Hymn and Tune Book (To­ron­to, Ca­na­da: Me­thod­ist Book & Publ­ish­ing House, 1894), num­ber 199 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Lyrics

Eternal Spirit, come
Into Thy meanest home;
From Thy high and holy place,
Where Thou dost in glory reign,
Stoop in condescending grace
Stoop to the poor heart of man.

For Thee our hearts we lift,
And wait the heavenly gift,
Giver, Lord, of life divine,
To our dying souls appear;
Grant the grace for which we pine,
Give Thyself, the Comforter.

Our ruined souls repair,
And fix Thy mansion there;
Claim us for Thy constant shrine,
All Thy glorious self reveal;
Life, and power, and love divine,
God in us for ever dwell.