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]
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 >