Holy Ghost

Holy Ghost, the Infinite

Author: George Rawson
Published in 82 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Holy Ghost, the Infinite,
Shine upon our nature's night
With Thy blessed holy light,
Comforter Divine.

2 We are sinful, cleanse us, Lord;
We are faint, Thy strength afford;
Lost, until by Thee restored,
Comforter Divine.

3 Like the dew, Thy peace distil;
Guide, subdue our wayward will,
Things of Christ unfolding still,
Comforter Divine.

4 In us, for us, intercede,
And with voiceless groanings plead
Our unutterable need,
Comforter Divine.

5 In us "Abba, Father," cry,
Earnest of our bliss on high,
Seal of immortality,
Comforter Divine.

6 Search for us the depths of God;
Lead us by the narrow road
To the height of Thine abode,
Comforter Divine.

Source: The New Christian Hymnal #118

Author: George Rawson

Born: June 5, 1807, Leeds, England. Died: March 25, 1889, Clifton, England. Buried: Arno’s Vale Cemetery, Bristol, England. Pseudonym: A Leeds Layman. Rawson, George, was born June 5, 1807, at Leeds, in which town he practised for many years as a solicitor. In 1853 he assisted the Congregational ministers of Leeds in the compilation of Psalms, Hymns, and Passages of Scripture for Christian Worship, a volume commonly known as the Leeds Hymn-book. Mr. Rawson was a member of the Congregational body. In 1858 he also assisted Rev. Dr. Green and other Baptist ministers in the preparation of Psalms and Hymns for the use of the Baptist Denomination. A number of Mr. Rawson's own compositions first appeared in this and in the Leeds Hymn-boo… Go to person page >

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First Line: Holy Ghost, the Infinite
Title: Holy Ghost
Author: George Rawson

Notes

Holy Spirit, Infinite. An altered and abbreviated form of G. Rawson's "Come to our poor nature's night," p, 253, i,, in the American Pilgrim Hymnal, 1904. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #374

Apples of Gold in Pictures of Silver #d94

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d328

Carmina for Social Worship #d97

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Carmina for the Sunday School and Social Worship #105

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #267a

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #267b

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Carmina Sanctorum: a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #267

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Christian Hymns No. 1 #219

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Christian Praise: a manual of worship for public, social and private devotion #154

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Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for public worship #438

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Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for the use of the Baptist churches #438

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Church Hymns and Tunes #238

Church Hymns and Tunes for use in Baptist Churches #d203

Happy Day #d47

Harmony in Praise #d85

Heart and Voice #d53

Heart and Voice: a New Collection of Sunday School Songs #d53

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Hymnal #58

Hymnal for Evangelical Sunday Schools #d24

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d255

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Hymns and Carols for Church and Sunday-school #96

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #376

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs #158b

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Hymns and Tunes for Schools #146

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Hymns for His Praise #145a

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Hymns of the Church Universal #143

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Hymns of the Spirit #8

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Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient & modern (Abr. ed.) #245

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Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient and modern #524

Many Voices; or, Carmina Sanctorum, Evangelistic Edition with Tunes #148

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Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #1133

Perennial Songs #d69

Select Songs for the Singing Service in the Prayer Meeting and Sunday School #d92

Select Songs for the Sunday School #d93

Songs for the New Life #d224

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #421

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #421

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #421

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #421

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #421

Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d190

Songs of Praise and Consecration #d21

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Songs of Praise with Tunes #159

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Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #953

Sunday School Hymnal #d146

The Book of Worship #d180

The Calvary Hymnal for Sunday School, Prayer Meeting and Church Service #d103

The Canadian Baptist Hymnal for the use of Churches and Families #d238

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The Church Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for public worship #358

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d322

The Church-Book #d154

The Coronation Hymnal #d121

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The Hymnal of Praise #127

The Hymnal of the Reformed Church in the United States #d247

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The New Christian Hymnal #118

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The New Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in Baptist churches #548

The People's Hymn Book #d106

The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d234

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The Pilgrim Hymnal #74

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The Praise Book for Young People's Societies, Church Prayer Meetings and Sunday Schools #35

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #502

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #502

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d371

The Saints' Harp #d359

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d322

The Service of Praise #d123

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d202

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University Hymns: with tunes arranged for men's voices #160

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