Eternal Spirit, Source of light

Eternal Spirit, Source of light

Author: Samuel Davies
Published in 59 hymnals

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1 Eternal spirit, source of light,
Enliv'ning, consecrating fire,
Descend and with celestial heat
Our dull, our frozen hearts inspire:
Our souls refine, our dross consume!
Come, condescending spirit come!

2 In our cold breasts, O strike a spark
Of the pure flame, which seraphs feel,
Nor let us wander in the dark,
Or lie benumb'd and stupid still:
Come vivifying spirit, come,
And make our hearts thy constant home!

3 Let pure devotion's fervors rise;
Let every pious passion glow:
O let the raptures of the skies
Kindle in our cold hearts below!
Come, condescending spirit, come,
And make our souls thy constant home!

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Author: Samuel Davies

Davies, Samuel., M.A., born near Summit Ridge, Newcastle, Delaware, America, Nov. 3, 1723, and educated under the Rev. Samuel Blair, of Chester County, Pennsylvania, through the pecuniary assistance of the Rev. William Robinson, a Presbyterian Minister of New Brunswick. In 1745 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Newcastle as a probationer for the ministry, and undertook duty in Virginia, in 1747. After visiting England in 1753, on behalf of the New Jersey College, and having received the degree of M.A., he was appointed President of New Jersey Presbyterian College, Princeton, in succession to Jonathan Edwards. He died Feb. 4, 1761, at the early age of 37. His manuscripts were entrusted to Dr. T. Gibbons, who published therefrom 5 volumes… Go to person page >

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First Line: Eternal Spirit, Source of light
Author: Samuel Davies
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #d46

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #372

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d126

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d83

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #184

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #236

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #236

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #381

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Hymns for Christian Melody #425

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Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #239

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #181

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #181

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #181

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #181

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d167

Songs of the Spirit #d127

The Baptist Harmony #d96

The Baptist Harmony #d96

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #265

The Carol #d28

The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d106

The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d80

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #929a

The Songs of Zion: or, The Christian's New Hymn Book, for the Use of the Methodists #d48

Universalist Hymn Book #d107

Village Hymns #d129

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