Breathe Upon Us

Breathe upon us, Lord from heaven

Author: Russell Kelso Carter (1891)
Tune: [Breathe upon us, Lord from Heaven]
Published in 34 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Breathe upon us, Lord, from Heaven,
Fill us with the Holy Ghost;
Promise of the Father given,
Send us now a Pentecost.

Breathe upon us, breathe upon us,
With Thy love our hearts inspire;
Breathe upon us, breathe upon us,
Lord, baptize us now with fire.

2 While the Spirit hovers o’er us,
Open all our hearts, we pray;
To Thine image, Lord, restore us,
Witness in our souls today. [Refrain]

3 Lift us, Lord, oh, lift us higher,
From the carnal mind set free;
Fill us with refining fire,
Give us perfect liberty. [Refrain]

Timeless Truths

Author: Russell Kelso Carter

Russel Kelso Carter was a professor in the Pennsylvania Military College of Chester. While there he was licensed to preach by the Methodist Episcopal Church. He became very active in leading camp meetings and revivals. After failing health forced him to abandon this work, he studied and became a medical doctor as well as a writer. He wrote novels as well as hymns. 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, Lord from heaven
Title: Breathe Upon Us
Author: Russell Kelso Carter (1891)
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Breathe upon us, breathe upon us
Copyright: Public Domain



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Hymns of the Christian Life #250


The Cyber Hymnal #653


Timeless Truths #495

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