Holy Ghost, come down upon thy children

Holy Ghost, come down upon thy children

Author: Frederick W. Faber
Published in 19 hymnals

Author: Frederick W. Faber

Faber, Frederick William, D.D., son of Mr. T. H. Faber, was born at Calverley Vicarage, Yorkshire, June 28, 1814, and educated at Balliol College, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1836. He was for some time a Fellow of University College, in the same University. Taking Holy Orders in 1837, he became Rector of Elton, Huntingdonshire, in 1843, but in 1846 he seceded to the Church of Rome. After residing for some time at St. Wilfrid's, Staffordshire, he went to London in 1849, and established the London "Oratorians," or, "Priests of the Congregation of St. Philip Neri," in King William Street, Strand. In 1854 the Oratory was removed to Brompton. Dr. Faber died Sept. 26, 1863. Before his secession he published several prose works, some of which were… Go to person page >

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Author: Frederick W. Faber


Holy Ghost, come down upon Thy children. F. W. Faber. [Whitsuntide.] Appeared in his Oratory Hymns, 1854, and again in his Hymns, 1862, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, the opening stanza being repeated as a chorus. The metre is most awkward and unmusical, and fully justifies the alterations made in the Altar Hymnal, 1884, where it is rewritten in metre, beginning "Holy Ghost, come down upon us." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 19 of 19)
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American Catholic Hymnal #247

Cantica Sacra #d27

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Catholic Church Hymnal with Music #63

Hymnal for Schools #d58

Hymns and Tunes for Children of the Church #d82

Hymns used by the Pupils of the Sisters of Notre Dame #d81

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In Excelsis for School and Chapel #139

In Excelsis for School and Chapel. l7th ed. #d91

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In Excelsis #842

Plymouth Sunday-School Hymnal #d56

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S. Mary's hymnal #114

Songs of the Spirit #d186

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Sursum Corda #301

The English Hymnal #571

The Hymnal for Schools #d59

The Institute Hymnal #d60

The Mission Hymnal #d41

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The Packer Hymnal #122

The Plymouth Hymnal #d184

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