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O Holy Spirit, Lord of Grace

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1 O Holy Spirit, Lord of grace,
eternal fount oflove,
inflame, we pray, our inmost hearts
with fire from heaven above.

2 As thou in bond of love dost join
the Father and the Son,
so fill us all with mutual love,
and knit our hearts in one.

3 All glory to the Father be,
all glory to the Son,
all glory, Holy Ghost, to thee,
while endless ages run.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #255

Author: Charles Coffin

Coffin, Charles, born at Buzaney (Ardennes) in 1676, died 1749, was principal of the college at Beauvais, 1712 (succeeding the historian Rollin), and rector of the University of Paris, 1718. He published in 1727 some, of his Latin poems, for which he was already noted, and in 1736 the bulk of his hymns appeared in the Paris Breviary of that year. In the same year he published them as Hymni Sacri Auctore Carolo Coffin, and in 1755 a complete ed. of his Works was issued in 2 vols. To his Hymni Sacri is prefixed an interesting preface. The whole plan of his hymns, and of the Paris Breviary which he so largely influenced, comes out in his words. "In his porro scribendis Hymnis non tam poetico indulgendunv spiritui, quam nitoro et pietate co… Go to person page >

Translator: John Chandler

John Chandler, one of the most successful translators of hymns, was born at Witley in Surrey, June 16, 1806. He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, B.A. 1827, M.A. 1830. Ordained deacon in 1831 and priest in 1832, he succeeded his father as the patron and vicar of Whitley, in 1837. His first volume, entitled The Hymns of the Primitive Church, now first Collected, Translated and Arranged, 1837, contained 100 hymns, for the most part ancient, with a few additions from the Paris Breviary of 1736. Four years later, he republished this volume under the title of hymns of the Church, mostly primitive, collected, translated and arranged for public use, 1841. Other publications include a Life of William of Wykeham, 1842, and Horae s… Go to person page >

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Ancient and Modern #255

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #554

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Common Praise #188

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #501

Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #152

Hymns and Psalms #310

Hymns Old and New #371

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Rejoice in the Lord #404

Singing the Faith #392

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Together in Song #403

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