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)