Come, holy, celestial Dove

Come, holy, celestial Dove

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: ZION (Milgrove)
Published in 43 hymnals

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1 Come, holy, celestial Dove!
And visit a sorrowful breast,
My burden of guilt to remove,
And bring me assurance and rest:
Thou only hast power to relieve
A sinner o'erwhelmed with his load,
The sense of acceptance to give,
And sprinkle his heart with the blood.

2 If, when I have put thee to grief,
And madly to folly returned,
Thy pity has been my relief,
And lifted me up as I mourned,
Most pitiful Spirit of grace
Relieve me again and restore;
My spirit in holiness raise,
To fall and to suffer no more.

3 If now I lament after God,
And pant for a taste of his love,
If Jesus hath bought thee with blood,
For me to receive from above,
Come, heavenly Comforter, come,
True witness of mercy divine!
And make me thy permanent home,
And seal me eternally thine.


Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #262

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, holy, celestial Dove
Author: Charles Wesley
Publication Date: 1788
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d80

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d118

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d118

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d118

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #223

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d77

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #165

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #251

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #266

Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d58

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #239

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #239

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #421

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d46

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d39

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d103

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Methodist Hymn-Book #313

Pocket Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d41

Pocket Hymn Book, Designed as a Constant Companion. 25th ed. #d42

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d78

Songs of the Spirit #d47

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d91

The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #294

The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 35th ed. #d43

The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. Rev. #d44

The Sacred Lyre #d53

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #262

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