Come, Holy Ghost, descend from high

Come, Holy Ghost, descend from high

Published in 12 hymnals

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First Line: Come, Holy Ghost, descend from high


Come, Holy Ghost, descend from high. [Holy Baptism.] This cento, in 2 stanzas of 4 lines, appeared in A. M. Toplady's Psalms & Hymns, 1776, No. 99. It is composed of stanza i. of C. Wesley's "Come Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Honour the means," &c, as above, but slightly altered; and stanza ii. probably by Toplady. This was repeated in T. Beck's (q. v.) Hymns, &c, 1782. Iti Bickersteth's Christian Psalmody, 1833, it is given in error as of Beck's composing, and this error is repeated in later collections.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Come, Holy Ghost, descend from high, p. 245, ii. In some American collections this reads "Come Holy Ghost, come from on high."

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)
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A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #L

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Church Psalmody #H427

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Church Psalmody #427

Family and Social Melodies #d60

Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d58

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Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #369

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