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Come descend, O heavenly Spirit

Come descend, O heavenly Spirit

Author: Thomas Rawson
Published in 13 hymnals

Full Text

1 Come, descend, O heav'nly Spirit,
Fan each spark into a Flame,
Blessings let us now inherit,
Blessings that we cannot Name
Whilst Hosannas we are singing,
May our Hearts in Rapture move,
Fell new Grace in them still springing,
Breathe the Air of purest Love.

2 Let us fail in grace's Ocean
Float on that unbounded Sea,
Guided into pure Devotion,
Kept from Paths of Error free:
On thy heav'nly Manna feeding,
Screen'd from every envious Foe;
Love, O Love for Sinners bleeding
All for thee we would forego.

3 Keep us, Lord still in Communion,
Daily nearer drawn to thee;
Sinking in the sweetest Union
Of that heart-felt Mystery:
Keep us safe from each Delusion,
Well protected from all Harms;
Free from Sin and all Confusion,
Circle us within thy Arms.


Source: The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (1st Ed.) #XLV

Author: Thomas Rawson

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Text Information

First Line: Come descend, O heavenly Spirit
Author: Thomas Rawson
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 13 of 13)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Choice Selection of Hymns. 6th ed. #d46
A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d71
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #395Page Scan
A New Selection of Hymns: compiled from various authors: with a number of original hymns that have never before appeared in print #CLIXPage Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under appointment of the Philadelphian Association (2nd ed) #305Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #CCCVTextPage Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association (4th ed.) #305Page Scan
Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians, recommended to the serious..(4th ed. improved) #45Page Scan
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d44
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d37
Songs of the Spirit #d42
The Christian's Duty: exhibited in a series of hymns collected from various authors designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (2nd ed.) #XLVPage Scan
The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (1st Ed.) #XLVTextPage Scan



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