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Come, Holy Spirit, raise our songs

Come, Holy Spirit, raise our songs

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 34 hymnals

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1 Come, Holy Spirit, raise our songs
To reach the wonders of the day,
When, with thy fiery cloven tongues
Thou didst those glorious scenes display.

Then Pentecostal gifts we seek,
Our hearts to fill, our tongues to speak;
We wait the Pentecostal pow’r,
O let it come this very hour.

2 Lord, we believe to us and ours,
The apostolic promise given;
We wait the Pentecostal pow’rs,
The Holy Ghost sent down from Heav’n. [Refrain]

3 Assembled here with one accord,
Calmly we wait the promised grace,
The purchase of our dying Lord;
Come, Holy Ghost, and fill the place. [Refrain]

4 If everyone that asks may find,
If still Thou dost on sinners fall,
Come as a mighty rushing wind,
Great grace be now upon us all. [Refrain]

5 O leave us not to mourn below,
Or long for Thy return to pine;
Now, Lord, the comforter bestow,
And fix in us the guest divine. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns of the Kingdom: for use in religious meetings #42

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 >

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First Line: Come, Holy Spirit, raise our songs
Author: Charles Wesley


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Composed by George J. Elvey (PHH 48) in 1862 for 'Just as I Am, without One Plea" (263), ST. CRISPIN was first published in the 1863 edition of Edward Thorne's Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes. The tune title honors a third-century Roman martyr, Crispin, who, along with Crispinian, preached in Gaul…

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The Cyber Hymnal #993
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Methodist Tune Book: a collection of tunes adapted to the Methodist Hymn book #4


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