Invoking the Holy Spirit

Now may the Spirit's holy fire

Author: Robert Seagrave
Published in 20 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Now may the Spirit's holy fire,
Descending from above,
His waiting family inspire
With joy, and peace, and love.

2 Great Comforter! our souls confess,
Without thy presence here,
Our songs of praise are vain address--
We utter heartless prayer.

3 Wake, heavenly wind! arise and come,
Blow on the drooping field;
Our spices then shall breathe perfume,
And fragrant incense yield.

4 Touch with a living coal the lip
That shall proclaim thy word,
And bid the whole assembly keep
Attention to thee, Lord.


Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #277

Author: Robert Seagrave

Robert Seagrave was born at Twyford, Leicestershire, in 1693. He studied at Clare Hall, Cambridge, graduating in 1718. In 1739, he was appointed Sunday Evening Lecturer at Lorimer's Hall, London. He afterwards preached in the Tabernacle, in connection with the Calvinistic Methodists. The date of his death is unknown. He published some treatises on doctrinal subjects, and on the duties of the ministry. In 1742, he published "Hymns for Christian Worship." His hymns have been published by Sedgwick (1860). --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Now may the Spirit's holy fire
Title: Invoking the Holy Spirit
Author: Robert Seagrave
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #I

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #273

Songs of the Spirit #d252

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d407

The Good Old Songs #d395

The Village Hymn book #d194

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #277

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