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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

Full Text

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

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 >

Text Information

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