Come, thou celestial Spirit, come

Come, thou celestial Spirit, come

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 2 hymnals

Author: Philip Doddridge

Doddridge, Philip, D.D., was born in London, June 26, 1702. His grandfather was one of the ministers under the Commonwealth, who were ejected in 1662. His father was a London oilman. He was offered by the Duchess of Bedford an University training for ordination in the Church of England, but declined it. He entered Mr. Jennings's non-conformist seminary at Kibworth instead; preached his first sermon at Hinckley, to which Mr. Jennings had removed his academy. In 1723 he was chosen pastor at Kibworth. In 1725 he changed his residence to Market Harborough, still ministering at Kibworth. The settled work of his life as a preceptor and divine began in 1729, with his appointment to the Castle Hill Meeting at Northampton, and continued till in the… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come, thou celestial Spirit, come
Author: Philip Doddridge

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Come, Thou Celestial Spirit, come. P. Doddridge. [Whitsuntide.] This hymn is undated in the D. MSS., where it begins, "Oh come, celestial Spirit, come." It was published in the altered form by J. Orton, in Doddridge's (posthumous) Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 285, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and again in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1S39. In the Baptist Praise Book, N. Y., 1871, stanza iv. is omitted.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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