Shine Upon Me

Shine upon me, Holy Spirit

Author: Rev. H. J. Zelley
Tune: [Shine upon me, Holy Spirit]
Published in 1 hymnal

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Representative Text

1 Shine upon me, Holy Spirit,
Light the way to Calv’rys cross,
That I may to Christ surrender,
Count all earthly gain as loss.

Refrain:
Shine upon me Holy Spirit,
With a brightness all divine;
Come in all Thy wondrous beauty,
Shine upon this heart of mine.

2 Shine upon me, Holy Spirit,
Brighter than the noonday sun;
May I walk within Thy brightness
Till the crown of life is won. [Refrain]

3 Shine upon me, Holy Spirit,
That I may Thy Spirit see;
And from out the world’s great harvest,
Many souls may win for Thee. [Refrain]

4 Glory! glory! Thou hast heard me,
And the answer fully giv’n!
Thou art shining all around me
With the glorious light of heav’n. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #95

Author: Rev. H. J. Zelley

Henry Jeffreys Zelley was born at Mt. Holly, NJ, on Mar. 15, 1859. Educated in the Mt. Holly public schools, at Pennington Seminary, and at Taylor University, where he earned his M. A., Ph. D., and D. D. degrees, he became a Methodist minister in 1882 and first served in the New Jersey Conference as a statistical secretary, treasurer, and trustee, becoming a promoter of the campmeeting movement. Noted for his evangelistic fervor, Zelley produced over 1500 poems, hymns, and gospel songs. One of his songs, "He Brought Me Out" with music by Henry L. Gilmour, appears in several denominational hymnals. Cyberhymnal also lists "When Israel Out of Bondage Came" or "He Rolled the Sea Away" with music by Gilmour too. Another of Zelley’s so… Go to person page >

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First Line: Shine upon me, Holy Spirit
Title: Shine Upon Me
Author: Rev. H. J. Zelley
Refrain First Line: Shine upon me Holy Spirit
Publication Date: 1915
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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