Breathe upon us blessed spirit

Breathe upon us blessed spirit

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [Breathe upon us, blessed Spirit]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Breathe upon us, blessed Spirit!
Let us feel Thy presence near;
May our souls Thy peace inherit,
Casting out our faithless fear!

Refrain:
Holy Ghost, in Thy communion,
In the fellowship of love,
May we dwell in blessed union
Like to that of heav’n above.

2 Purify and make us holy,
Show to us the things of Christ;
Make us like Him, meek and lowly,
Through Thy gift of love unpriced! [Refrain]

3 Open to our eyes the pages
Of the Holy Word of Life,
Where the truth in all the ages,
Shines through earthly sin and strife! [Refrain]

4 By Thy mighty intercession,
May we learn to pray aright;
Guide our praise and our confession,
Till our faith is changed to sight. [Refrain]

Source: Revival Hymns: a Collection of New and Standard Hymns for Gospel and social meetings, Sunday schools and Young People's Societies #92

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Breathe upon us blessed spirit
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: Holy Ghost in thy communion

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