The Spirit's Quickening Influences

Representative Text

1 Come now, everlasting Spirit,
bring to every thankful mind
all the Saviour’s dying merit,
sufferings for all humankind;

2 true Recorder of his passion,
now the living faith impart,
now reveal his great salvation,
preach his gospel to our heart.

3 Come as Witness of his dying;
come Remembrancer divine,
let us feel your power, applying
Christ to every soul, and mine.

Source: Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #509

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Come, thou everlasting Spirit
Title: The Spirit's Quickening Influences
Author: Charles Wesley (1745)
Meter: D
Language: English
Notes: First published in Charles Wesley, Hymns on the Lord's Supper, 1745, Hymn 16.
Copyright: Public Domain




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The Cyber Hymnal #1064
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Singing the Faith #375


The Cyber Hymnal #1064


The Song Book of the Salvation Army #191


Together in Song #509

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