Come, Holy Spirit, Dove Divine

Come, Holy Spirit, Dove divine, On these baptismal waters shine

Author: Adoniram Judson
Published in 98 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Come, Holy Spirit, Dove divine,
on these baptismal waters shine,
and teach our hearts, in highest strain,
to praise the Lamb for sinners slain.

2 We love Your name, we love Your laws,
and joyfully embrace Your cause;
We love Your cross, the shame, the pain,
O Lamb of God, for sinners slain.

3 We sink beneath the water's face,
and thank You for Your saving grace;
we die to sin and seek a grave
with You, beneath the yielding wave.

4 And as we rise with You to live,
O let the Holy Spirit give
the sealing blessing from above,
the joy of life, the fire of love.

Source: Celebrating Grace Hymnal #452

Author: Adoniram Judson

Judson, Adoniram, D.D., born at Maldon, Massachusetts, Aug. 9, 1788, where his father was Pastor of a Baptist Church. He graduated at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1807; and went in 1815, together with his first wife, as a Missionary to India. After encountering various hindrances from the East India Company, they began their mission in Burma. On June 8, 1824, Rangoon having been taken by the British, Dr. Judson was imprisoned by the natives, and was kept in captivity until the Burmese capitulated to the British in 1826. His first wife dying on Oct. 24, 1826, he married the widow of his late colleague, G. D. Boardman (ne'e Hull, April 10, 1834. He died at sea, April 12, 1850, and was buried in the deep. He translated the Bible… Go to person page >



After various tunes had been set to this text, Gladden insisted on the use of MARYTON. Composed by H. Percy Smith (b. Malta, 1825; d. Bournemouth, Hampshire, England, 1898), the tune was originally published as a setting for John Keble's "Sun of My Soul" in Arthur S. Sullivan's Church Hymns with Tun…

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ERNAN (Mason)



Baptist Hymnal 1991 #364
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
The Cyber Hymnal #994
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


Instances (1 - 11 of 11)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #677TextPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #364TextAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #397TextPage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #452TextPage Scan
Hymnal: A Worship Book #445
Rejoice Hymns #523
Sing Joyfully #151TextPage Scan
The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #522
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #467TextPage Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #994TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #320TextPage Scan
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