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Spirit of holiness, descend

Spirit of holiness, descend

Author: Samuel Francis Smith
Tune: NAOMI (Nägeli)
Published in 47 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Spirit of holiness, descend,
Thy people wait for Thee;
Thine ear in kind compassion lend;
Let us Thy mercy see.

2 Thy light that on our souls hath shone,
Lead us in hope to Thee;
Let us not feel its rays alone,
Alone Thy people be.

3 O bring our dearest friends to God;
Remember those we love;
Fit them on earth for Thine abode,
Fit them for joys above.

4 Spirit of holiness, ’t is Thine
To hear our feeble prayer;
Come, for we wait Thy power divine,
Let us Thy mercy share.

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal of The Evangelical United Brethren Church #152

Author: Samuel Francis Smith

Smith, Samuel Francis, D.D., was born in Boston, U.S.A., Oct. 21, 1808, and graduated in arts at Harvard, and in theology at Andover. He entered the Baptist ministry in 1832, and became the same year editor of the Baptist Missionary Magazine. He also contributed to the Encyclopaedia Americana. From 1834 to 1842 he was pastor at Waterville, Maine, and Professor of Modern Languages in Waterville College. In 1842 he removed to Newton, Massachusetts, where he remained until 1854, when he became the editor of the publications of the Baptist Missionary Union. With Baron Stow he prepared the Baptist collection known as The Psalmist, published in 1843, to which he contributed several hymns. The Psalmist is the most creditable and influential of… Go to person page >

Tune

NAOMI (Nägeli)

NAOMI was a melody that Lowell Mason (PHH 96) brought to the United States from Europe and arranged as a hymn tune; the arrangement was first published in the periodical Occasional Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1836). Some scholars have attributed the original melody to Johann G. Nageli (PHH 315), but there…

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #6177
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