Scripture Verse

Ye shall receive power after the Holy Ghost is come upon you. Acts 1:8

Introduction

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Hans G. Nägeli
(1773–1836)

Words: Fran­cis Bot­tome, in Faith Hymns, new ed­i­tion, ed­it­ed by Charles Cul­lis (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Will­ard Tract Re­po­si­to­ry, 1887), num­ber 150.

Music: Den­nis, Hans G. Nä­ge­li (1773–1836). Ar­ranged by Lo­well Ma­son in The Psal­te­ry, 1845 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you have ac­cess to a bet­ter pho­to of Bot­tome (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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Francis Bottome
(1823–1894)

Lyrics

The Holy Ghost is come,
We feel His presence here;
Our hearts would now no longer roam,
But bow in filial fear.

This tenderness of love,
This hush of solemn power;
’Tis Heaven descending from above,
To fill this favored hour.

Earth’s darkness all has fled,
Heav’n’s light serenely shines,
And every heart, divinely led,
To holy thought inclines.

No more let sin deceive,
Nor earthly cares betray,
Oh, let us never, never grieve
The Comforter away.