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
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)