Come, divine and peaceful guest

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1 Come, divine and peaceful Guest,
Enter each devoted breast;
Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire,
Kindle there the gospel fire.

2 God, the everlasting God,
Makes with mortals his abode;
Whom the heavens cannot contain,
He vouchsafes to dwell in man.

3 Never will he thence de[art.
Inmate of a humble heart;
Carrying on his work within,
Striving till he cast out sin.

4 Crown the agonizing strife,
Principle and Lord of life;
Life divine in us renew,
Thou the Gift and Giver too!

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #160

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come, divine and peaceful guest
Author: Charles Wesley
Copyright: Public Domain

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