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Blest Spirit, one with God above

Representative Text

1. Blest Spirit, one with God above,
Thou source of life and holy love,
O cheer us with thy sacred beams,
Refresh us with thy plenteous streams.

2. O may our lips confess thy name,
Our holy lives thy praise proclaim,
With love divine our hearts inspire,
And fill us with thy holy fire.

3. O holy Father, holy Son,
And Holy Spirit, three in one,
Thy grace devoutly we implore,
Thy name be praised forever more.

Source: Hymns for Youth #107

Translator: John Chandler

John Chandler, one of the most successful translators of hymns, was born at Witley in Surrey, June 16, 1806. He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, B.A. 1827, M.A. 1830. Ordained deacon in 1831 and priest in 1832, he succeeded his father as the patron and vicar of Whitley, in 1837. His first volume, entitled The Hymns of the Primitive Church, now first Collected, Translated and Arranged, 1837, contained 100 hymns, for the most part ancient, with a few additions from the Paris Breviary of 1736. Four years later, he republished this volume under the title of hymns of the Church, mostly primitive, collected, translated and arranged for public use, 1841. Other publications include a Life of William of Wykeham, 1842, and Horae s… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Blest Spirit, one with God above
Latin Title: Nunc Sancte nobis Spiritus
Translator: John Chandler
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

Tune

ROCKINGHAM (Miller)

Edward Miller (b. Norwich, England, 1735; d. Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, 1807) adapted ROCKINGHAM from an earlier tune, TUNEBRIDGE, which had been published in Aaron Williams's A Second Supplement to Psalmody in Miniature (c. 1780). ROCKINGHAM has long associations in Great Britain and North Amer…

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O HEILAND, REISS DIE HIMMEL AUF

O HEILAND, REISS DIE HIMMEL AUF is a German chorale melody published anonymously in Rheinfelsisches Deutsches Catholisches Gesangbuch (1666 ed.). Psalter Hymnal Revision Committee member Dale Grotenhuis (PHH 4) prepared the harmonization in 1985. The tune is in Dorian mode and exhibits two main rhyt…

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Timeline

Instances

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349 Lieder fuer Schule und Haus in den Vereinigsten Staaten #d20

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Church Book #247

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Church Book #247

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Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #148

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #129

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #129

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Hymns for Youth #107

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School and Parish Hymnal #155

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Songs of Help #184

Songs of the Spirit #d29

The Parish School Hymnal #d33

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