O that the Comforter would come

O that the Comforter would come

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 20 hymnals

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1 Oh that the Comforter would come!
Nor visit as a transient guest,
But fix in me his constant home,
And keep possession of my breast,
And make my soul his loved abode,
The temple of indwelling God.

2 Come, Holy Ghost! my soul inspire,
Attest that I am born again;
Come, and baptize me, Lord, with fire;
Let no more doubt or cloud remain;
Give me the sense of sin forgiven,
Sweet foretaste of approaching heaven.

3 Oh, give the indisputable seal
That witnesses the kingdom mine;
That seal of heaven I long to feel,
The signature of love divine;
Oh, shed it in my heart abroad,
Fullness of love, of heaven, of God!


Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #265

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: O that the Comforter would come
Author: Charles Wesley

Notes

0 that the Comforter would come. Stanza iv. Of "Father, if Thou my Father art," p. 367, ii. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #265

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