Ye shall receive power after the Holy Ghost is come upon you. Acts 1:8
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).
If you know where to get a better photo of Bottome (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
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.