Eternal Spirit, come into thy meanest homeAuthor: Charles Wesley
Tune: BANGOR (TORONTO)
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1. Eternal Spirit, come
Into Thy meanest home;
From Thy high and holy place,
Where Thou dost in glory reign,
Stoop in condescending grace
Stoop to the poor heart of man.
2. For Thee our hearts we lift,
And wait the heavenly gift,
Giver, Lord, of life divine,
To our dying souls appear;
Grant the grace for which we pine,
Give Thyself, the Comforter.
3. Our ruined souls repair,
And fix Thy mansion there;
Claim us for Thy constant shrine,
All Thy glorious self reveal;
Life, and power, and love divine,
God in us for ever dwell.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1367
Eternal Spirit, come. C. Wesley. [Whitsuntide.] Appeared in Hymns of Petition and Thanksgiving for the Promise of the Father, 1746, as No. 3 of the “Hymns for Whitsunday," in 4 stanzas of 6 lines. (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. iv. p. 167). It is in common use in two forms:—
1. The first form is in 5 stanzas, the additional stanza being from No. 16 of the "Hymns for Whitsunday" as above. This arrangement was given in Toplady's Psalms & Hymns, 1776, No. 246.
2. The second form is that in the Wesleyan Hymn Book revised ed., 1875, No. 762. It was included in the Supplement to the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1830, in 3 stanzas. The stanzas omitted in 1875 are stanzas iii., iv.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|The Cyber Hymnal #1367||Eternal Spirit, Come||Eternal Spirit, come||BANGOR (Toronto)||Charles Wesley||66.77.77||<cite>Hymns of Petition and Thanksgiving for the Promise of the Father</cite>, 1746, as number three of Hymns for Whitsunday|