Scripture Verse

There appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. Acts 2:3


Victor H. Benke

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, 1902. Pub­lished in the North­field Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by George C. Steb­bins (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1904), num­ber 142.

Music: Es­ki­şe­hir Vic­tor H. Ben­ke, 1902 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

Fanny Crosby


Holy Spirit, while we gather
At this consecrated hour,
We would ask Thy presence with us,
We would feel Thy quickening power.


Holy Spirit, while we gather,
From our toil and labor free,
Rest upon us, dwell within us,
Close our hearts to all but Thee.

Blessèd Spirit, through Thy teaching,
While we read our Savior’s word,
And with Him we hold communion,
May His loving voice be heard.


O ’tis prayer that brings the blessing
When all other joys have flown,
Prayer that makes our burdens lighter,
Draws us near our Father’s throne.