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)



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American Catholic Hymnal: an extensive collection of hymns, Latin chants, and sacred songs for church, school, and home, including Gregorian masses, vesper psalms, litanies... #247Page Scan
Cantica Sacra: or, hymns for the Children of the Catholic Church #d27
Catholic Church Hymnal with Music #63Page Scan
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
In Excelsis for School and Chapel #139Page Scan
In Excelsis for School and Chapel. l7th ed. #d91
In Excelsis: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #842Page Scan
Plymouth Sunday-School Hymnal #d56
S. Mary's hymnal: a collection of hymns, songs and carols for use at the Holy Eucharist, children's services, guild meetings, mission services #114Page Scan
Songs of the Spirit #d186
Sursum Corda: a book of praise #301Page Scan
The English Hymnal #571
The Hymnal for Schools #d59
The Institute Hymnal #d60
The Mission Hymnal #d41
The Packer Hymnal #122Page Scan
The Plymouth Hymnal #d184
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