Come, Holy Ghost, thy influence shed

Representative Text

1 Come, Spirit blest, your influence shed,
and realise the sign;
your life infuse into the bread,
your pwer into the wine.

2 Effectual let the tokens prove
and made, by heavenly art,
fit channels to convey your love
to every faithful heart.

Source: Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #507

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Come, Holy Ghost, thy influence shed
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Liturgical Use: Communion Songs

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #292
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #602
Singing the Faith #579
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #507Text
Include 13 pre-1979 instances
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