Come Holy Ghost, and with thy sacred fire

Come Holy Ghost, and with thy sacred fire

Tune: SONG 24
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1. Come, Holy Ghost, and with thy sacred fire
Stengthen my heart, and purify my soul;
Lighten my mind, that I may see aright;
Come, Holy Ghost, and make my spirit whole.

2. Through storms of life, my battle armor be;
Justly to guide my weak and wandering feet
Into the paths that will forever lead
Unto the mercy of God's judgment seat.

3. Lord, may thy spirit ever stay with me
Until at last I come to be with thee,
When I shall see, with all the saints in heaven,
The mighty visions of eternity.

Source: Hymns for Youth #112

Text Information

First Line: Come Holy Ghost, and with thy sacred fire



Orlando Gibbons (b. Oxford, England, 1583; d. Canterbury, England, 1625) composed SONG 24 as a setting for a paraphrase of Lamentations 1. The tune was number 24 (hence, the tune name) in his collection of hymn tunes composed for and published in George Wither's The Hymnes and Songs of the Church (1…

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Hymns for Youth #112

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