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 126.96.36.199. metre, beginning "Holy Ghost, come down upon us."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)