Baptismal Fire

Come, thou blessed Holy Spirit

Author: Mary D. James
Tune: [Come, Thou blessed Holy Spirit]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Come, Thou blessed Holy Spirit,
O, descend upon us now!
Let us feel Thy hallowed presence
While we meekly, humbly bow.

Holy Spirit, come, O come,
Come with heav’n’s baptismal fire;
Now in mighty power descend,
Our waiting hearts inspire.

2 Come, O sacred Inspiration!
Come, Thou dear celestial Dove,
Bring to us the great salvation,
Life, and peace, and heavenly love. [Chorus]

3 Come, divine Illuminator,
God in Christ to us reveal;
Come, O come, Thou great Refiner,
Melt and stamp us with Thy seal. [Chorus]

4 Come, Thou blessed Sanctifier,
Wash our souls from ev’ry sin;
Now apply the blood that cleanseth,
Now set up Thy throne within. [Chorus]

5 Come in Pentecostal glory,
Come with all Thy wondrous grace;
Now with all Thy wealth of blessing,
Come and fill this sacred place. [Chorus]

Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #158

Author: Mary D. James

Born: August 10, 1810, Trenton, New Jersey. Died: October 4, 1883, New York City. Buried: Mercer Cemetery, Trenton, New Jersey. When she was 13 years old, James began teaching Sunday school in the Methodist Episcopal church. She became a prominent figure in the Wesleyan Holiness movement, assisting Phoebe Palmer, and often leading meetings at Ocean Grove, New Jersey, and elsewhere. She wrote about 50 hymns, and articles by her appeared in the Guide to Holiness, the New York Christian Advocate, The Contributor, The Christian Witness, The Christian Woman, The Christian Standard, and the Ocean Grove Record. Her works include: The Soul Winner: A Sketch of Life and Fact and Incidents in the Life and Labors of Edmund J. Yard, 1883… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come, thou blessed Holy Spirit
Title: Baptismal Fire
Author: Mary D. James
Refrain First Line: Holy Spirit, come, O come



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Gospel Praise Book, enlarged ed. #d25

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Gospel Praise Book. #158

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