Hail Holy Ghost, Jehovah, Third

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1 Hail, Holy-Ghost, Jehovah, Third
In order of the Three;
Sprung from the Father and the Word
From all Eternity.

2 The Spirit brooding o'er th' Abyss
Of firmless Waters by,
Spoke into Order all that is,
And Darkness into Day.

3 In deepest Hell or Heavens bright
Thy Presence who cah fly;
Known is the Father to thy Sight
Th' Abyss of Deity.

4 Thy Power thro' Jesus's Life display'd
Quite from the Virgin's Womb,
Dying his Soul an offering made,
And rais'd him from the Tomb.

5 God's Image which our sins destroy
Thy Grace restores below.
And Truth and Holiness and Joy
From thee, their Fountain, flow.

6 Hail, Holy Ghost, Jehovah, third
In order of the three,
Sprung from the Father and the Word
From all Eternity.

Source: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #XIII

Author: Samuel Wesley

Samuel Wesley, M.A., the younger, was the eldest child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born in or near London in 1691. He received his early education from his mother, who always took a special interest in him as her firstborn. In 1704 he went to Westminster School, where he was elected King's Scholar in 1707. Westminster had, under the mastership of Dr. Busby for 55 years, attained the highest reputation for scholarship, and Samuel Wesley, as a classical scholar, was not unworthy of his school. In 1709, Dr. Spratt, Bishop of Rochester, patronised the young scholar, and frequently invited him to Bromley. In 1711 he went with a Westminster studentship to Christ Church, Oxford, and having taken his degree, returned to Westminster as an… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hail Holy Ghost, Jehovah, Third
Author: Samuel Wesley
Copyright: Public Domain


Hail, Holy Ghost, Jehovah, Third. S. Wesley, jun. [Adoration of the Holy Ghost.] This companion hymn to the author’s “Hail, Father,” &c. and “Hail, God the Son,” &c., was first published in his Poems, &c, 1736, and repeated in J. Wesley's Psalms & Hymns, Charlestown, South Carolina, 1736-7, No; 13, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled, "Hymn to God the Holy Ghost." It was repeated in the 2nd edition of the author's Poems, &c, 1743; and in Nicholls's reprint, 1862. Although included in Toplady's Psalms & Hymns, 1776, No 191, it was not given in the Wesleyan Hymn Book until the Supplement of 1830, No. 649 (revised edition, 1875, No. 750).

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


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