Scripture Verse

I send the promise of My Fa­ther upon you. Luke 24:49


Josef Mohr (1792–1848)

Words: Jo­sef Mohr, 1816. Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Clau­dia F. Her­na­man in The Child­ren’s Hym­nal with Tunes, ed­it­ed by John I. Tuck­er (New York: F. J. Hunt­ing­ton, 1877), num­ber 66.

Music: Be­mer­ton (Cas­wall) Fried­rich Fil­itz, 1847 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Her­na­man or Fil­itz (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Holy Spi­rit, hear us
On this sacred day;
Come to us with blessing,
Come with us to stay.

Come as once Thou camest
To the faithful few
Patiently awaiting
Jesus’ promise true.

Up to Heav’n ascending,
Our dear Lord has gone;
Yet His little children
Leaves He not alone.

To His blessèd promise
Now in faith we cling.
Comforter, most holy,
Spread o’er us Thy wing.

Lighten Thou our darkness,
Be Thy­self our Light;
Strengthen Thou our weakness,
Spirit of all might.

Spirit of Adoption,
Make us overflow
With Thy sevenfold blessing
And in grace to grow.

Into Christ baptizèd
Grant that we may be
Day and night, dear Spi­rit,
Perfected by Thee!