The Revealing Spirit

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1 Father of all, in whom alone
We live and move and breathe,
One bright celestial ray dart down
And cheer thy sons beneath.

2 When in thy word we search for thee,
We search with trembling awe;
Open our eyes and let us see
The wonders of thy law.

3 Now let our darkness comprehend
The light that shines so clear;
Now the revealing Spirit send,
And give us ears to hear.

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal #54

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: Father of all, in whom alone
Title: The Revealing Spirit
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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