Come, blessed Spirit, source of lightAuthor: Benjamin Beddome
Published in 118 hymnals
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1. Come, blessèd Spirit! Source of light,
Whose power and grace are unconfined,
Dispel the gloomy shades of night,
The thicker darkness of the mind.
2. To mine illumined eyes, display
The glorious truth Thy Word reveals;
Cause me to run the heavenly way,
Thy book unfold, and loose the seals.
3. Thine inward teachings make me know
The mysteries of redeeming love,
The vanity of things below,
And excellence of things above.
4. While through this dubious maze I stray,
Spread, like the sun, Thy beams abroad,
To show the dangers of the way,
And guide my feeble steps to God.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #768
Come, blessed Spirit, Source of light. B. Beddome. [Holy Spirit.] This hymn is given in his Sermons, 1816, vol. iv., and in his (posthumous) Hymns, 1817, No. 136, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and in each instance it is undated. It is found in extensive use in American hymn-books in two forms; first the original, as in Dr. Hatfield's Church Hymn Book, 1872 (where it is dated 1770); and 2nd changed from L.M. to S.M. in the Methodist Episcopal Hymns, 1849, “Come, Spirit, source of light." [William T. Brooke]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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