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Invoking the Holy Spirit

Now may the Spirit's holy fire

Author: Robert Seagrave
Published in 20 hymnals

Full 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 New Selection of Hymns; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations, as a supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #400Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, adapted to the devotions of the closet, the family, and the social circle; and containing subjects appropriate to the monthly concerns of prayer for the success... #451Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d436
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under appointment of the Philadelphian Association (2nd ed) #1Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #ITextPage Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association (4th ed.) #1Page Scan
Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians, recommended to the serious..(4th ed. improved) #202Page Scan
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #273Page Scan
Church Psalmody: or, hymns for public worship, selected from Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, and the Congregational Hymn Book #338Page Scan
Songs of the Spirit #d252
The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d407
The Choice: in two parts. Part I containing psalms and hymns, Part II, containing spiritual songs. Designed for public and private worship #H94
The Choice: in two parts; Part I, containing Psalms and hymns, Part II, containing spiritual songs; designed for public and private worship (6th ed.) #H94Page Scan
The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns: with copious selections from other sources; the whole carefully revised and arranged, with directions for musical expression #107Page Scan
The Christian's Duty: exhibited in a series of hymns collected from various authors designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (2nd ed.) #CCIIPage Scan
The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (1st Ed.) #CCIITextPage Scan
The Good Old Songs #d395
The Primitive Hymns, Spiritual Songs and Sacred Poems Regularly Selected, Classified and Set in Order ... Stereotype ed. #d425
The Village Hymn book #d194
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #277TextPage Scan



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