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Representative Text

1 Breathe thou upon us, Holy Ghost,
Refresh us in this hour;
Assembled here for praise and prayer,
We wait thy gracious power.

Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Guide,
Lead to all truth the Lamb's fair bride, -
And in our midst henceforth abide,
Thou Comforter divine!

2 Rest thou upon us, dove-like form,
Our worship to inspire;
Oh, let us now behold thy grace,
In pentecostal fire! [Chorus]

3 Descend upon us, heavenly flame,
Equip us all with zeal;
Baptize our hearts with love divine,
And then our work reveal. [Chorus]

4 Breathe thou upon our waiting hearts,
Here met with one accord,
Then send us forth with sword and shield,
To win this world for God. [Chorus]

Source: The Silver Trumpet: a collection of new and selected hymns; for use in public worship, revival services, prayer and social meetings, and Sunday schools #26

Author: F. G. Burroughs

F. G. Burroughs was born in 1856 (nee Ophelia G. Browning) was the daughter of William Garretson Browning, a Methodist Episcopal minister, and Susan Rebecca Webb Browning. She married Thomas E. Burroughs in 1884. He died in 1904. She married Arthur Prince Adams, in 1905. He was a minister. Her poem, "Unanswered yet" which was written in 1879, was published in the The Christian Standard in 1880 with the name F. G. Browning. She also wrote under the name of Ophelia G. Adams and Mrs. T. E. Burroughs. Dianne Shapiro from The Literary Digest, July 29, 1899., The Register, Pine Plains, NY, October 24, 1884, Alumni Record of Wesleyan University, Middleton, Conn. 1921 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Breathe thou upon us, Holy Ghost
Title: Invocation
Author: F. G. Burroughs
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Come Holy Spirit, Heavenly Guide
Copyright: Public Domain



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