Eternal Spirit, by Whose power. W. H. Bathurst. [Whitsuntide.] Appeared in his Psalms & Hymns for Public & Private Use, 1831 (2nd ed., 1842), Hy. 57, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled, "Offices of the Spirit." Since its introduction into the Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858-80, it has attained to a good position in modern hymn-books in Great Britain. It is also in use in America. Dr. Hatfield gives in his Church Hymn Book, 1872, the original text, with the date of the Preface [Nov. 15], 1830, and not the date of the publication of the Psalms & Hymns.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)