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The Comforter Has Come

O spread the tidings 'round, wherever man is found

Author: Francis Bottome
Tune: COMFORTER
Published in 181 hymnals

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1 O spread the tidings ’round, wherever man is found,
Wherever human hearts and human woes abound.
Let every Christian tongue proclaim the joyful sound:
The Comforter has come!

Refrain:
The Comforter has come! The Comforter has come!
The Holy Ghost from heav’n, the Father’s promise giv’n,
O spread the tidings ’round, wherever man is found:
The Comforter has come!

2 The long, long night is past; the morning breaks at last;
And hushed the dreadful wail and fury of the blast,
As o’er the golden hills the day advances fast!
The Comforter has come! [Refrain]

3 Lo, the great King of kings, with healing in His wings,
To every captive soul a full deliv'rance brings;
And thro' the vacant cells the song of triumph rings;
The Comforter has come! [Refrain]

4 O boundless love divine! How shall this tongue of mine
To wond’ring mortals tell the matchless grace divine -
That I, a child of hell, should in His image shine?
The Comforter has come! [Refrain]

Source: The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #386

Author: Francis Bottome

Bottome, F., S.T.D., was born in Derbyshire, England, May 26, 1823. In 1850, having removed to America, he entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopalian Church; and in 1872 he received the degree of S.T.D. from Dickinson's College, Carlisle, Penn. In addition to assisting in the compilation of B. P. Smith's Gospel Hymns, London, 1872: Centenary Singer, 1869; Hound Lake, 1872, he has written:— 1. Come, Holy Ghost, all sacred fire. Invocation of the Holy Spirit. Appeared in R. P. Smith's Gospel Hymns, 1872. It is in several collections, including the Ohio Hymn Book of the Evangelical Association, 1881, No. 364. 2. Full salvation, full salvation. Joy of full Salvation. Written in 1871, and published in a collection by D… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O spread the tidings 'round, wherever man is found
Title: The Comforter Has Come
Author: Francis Bottome
Refrain First Line: The Comforter has come
Copyright: Public Domain

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #960
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Instances

Instances (1 - 12 of 12)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Complete Mission Praise #911
Hymns of Faith #90TextPage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #93Page Scan
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #238
Sing Joyfully #148TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #720Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #349
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #386TextPage Scan
The Christian Life Hymnal #220
The Cyber Hymnal #960TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #257Text
The New National Baptist Hymnal #120
Include 169 pre-1979 instances



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