Descend, Celestial Dove

Descend, Celestial Dove, And make thy presence known

Author: John Fellows, ?-1785
Tune: CHRISTCHURCH (Steggall)
Published in 29 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Descend, celestial Dove,
And make Thy presence known;
Reveal our Savior’s love,
And seal us for Thine own;
Unblessed 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,
Received 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 shown 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.

Author: John Fellows, ?-1785

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Descend, Celestial Dove, And make thy presence known
Title: Descend, Celestial Dove
Author: John Fellows, ?-1785
Meter: 6.6.6.6.8.8
Source: A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors by John Rippon, 1787
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #7849
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

Instances (1 - 29 of 29)
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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #468

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Baptist Hymn Book #a809

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Crystal Gems for the Sabbath School #186b

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #LXIX

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Hymns for Christian Melody #334

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Sacred Melodies #86

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #778

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #273.778

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1478

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The Baptist Hymn Book #778

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The Baptist Hymn Book #809

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The Baptist Praise Book #731

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The Baptist Psalmody #900

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The Boston Collection of Sacred and Devotional Hymns #36

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The Christian Harmonist #170

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #7849

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The Discipline of the United Freewill Baptist Church #197

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The Gospel Psalmist #582

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The Harp #801

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The Harp. 2nd ed. #a801

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The New York Choralist #170

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The Primitive Baptist Hymnal #214

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The Psalmist #814

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The Psalmist #814

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The Psalmody #502

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1186

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