An Address to the Holy Spirit

Descend, Celestial Dove, And make thy presence known

Author: John Fellows
Tune: CHRISTCHURCH (Steggall)
Published in 30 hymnals

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1 Descend celestial dove,
And make thy presence known;
Reveal our Savior’s love
And seal us for thine own,
Unbless'd by thee, our works are vain,
Nor can we e’er acceptance gain.

2 When our incarnate God,
The sovereign prince of light,
In Jordan’s swelling flood
Receiv'd the holy rite;
In open view, thy form came down,
And dove-like flew, the king to crown.

3 The day was never known,
Since time began its race,
On which such glory shone,
On which was shewn such grace,
As that which shed in Jordan’s stream,
On Jesus’ head, the heavenly beam.

4 Continue still to shine,
And fill us with thy fire:
This ordinance is thine,
Do thou our souls inspire!
Thou wilt attend on all thy sons
"Till time shall end," thy promise runs.

Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CDLXVIII

Author: John Fellows

Fellows, John. Date of birth unknown; d. 1785. He was the author of the following:— (1) Grace Triumphant, a Sacred Poem in nine books, 1770; (2) Bromsgrove Elegy, in blank verse, on the Death of Rev. G. Whitefield, 1771; (3) An Elegy on the Death of Dr. Gill, 1771; (4) Hymns on Believers' Baptism, Birmingham, 1773; (5) The Apostle Paul's Defence before Felix, in verse, 1775; (6) Hymns in a great variety of Metres, on the Perfection of the Word of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ, 1776; (7) The History of the Holy Bible, attempted in easy verse, 4 vols., 1777; (8) Six Instructive Views of Believers' Baptism, a tract published both separately and as an Introduction to the 2nd edition of his “Hymns on Believers' Baptism" 1777; (9) A Fa… Go to person page >

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First Line: Descend, Celestial Dove, And make thy presence known
Title: An Address to the Holy Spirit
Author: John Fellows
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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