During our last fund drive one donor said this: "I love hymns ... If you asked for money, it means you need it! Please keep the work going. And please, accept my widow's mite. God bless you."

She was right. We only ask for money twice a year, and we do so because we need it.

So, before you close this box and move on to use the many resources on Hymnary.org, please prayerfully consider whether you might be able to make a gift to support our work. Gifts of any amount are appreciated, assist our work and let us know that we have partners in our effort to create the best database of hymns on the planet.

To donate online via PayPal or credit card, use the Calvin University secure giving site (https://calvin.quadweb.site/giving/hymnary).

If you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to: Hymnary.org, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

And to read more about big plans for Hymnary, see https://hymnary.org/blog/major-additions-planned-for-hymnary.

Come, Holy Spirit, come, Spirit of power

Come, Holy Spirit, come, Spirit of power

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Come, Holy Spirit] (Lowry)
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Come, Holy Spirit, Come, Spirit of pow’r!
Oh, come in Thy fulness this God-given hour;
To Thee be surrendered each feeling and tho’t,
And now in our souls be Thy will freely wrought.

Come, Holy Spirit, in mercy draw nigh;
Come, and endue us with pow’r from on high.

2 Come, Holy Spirit, Come, Spirit of love,
Baptize us with fire from the altars above;
Oh, help us sink lower down, down at the cross,
There cleanse Thou our hearts from defilement and dross. [Refrain]

3 Come, Holy Spirit, Come, Spirit of pow’r!
Send down Thy sweet gifts in a plentiful shower;
Repeat the glad season of Pentecost here,
And now, as of old, make Thy glory appear. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Glory #129

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come, Holy Spirit, come, Spirit of power
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
Page Scan

Calvary's Praises #129

Page Scan

Joyful Praise #111

Mennonite Brethren Church Hymnal #144

Praise and Service #d25

Page Scan

Salvation Songs #120

Page Scan

Sifted Wheat #77

TextAudioPage Scan

The King of Glory #129

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.