Spirit of life, and light, and love, Thy heavenly infuence give

Spirit of life, and light, and love, Thy heavenly infuence give

Author: Thomas Haweis
Tune: BELMONT (Gardiner)
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Spirit of life, and light, and love,
Thy heavenly influence give;
Quicken our souls, our guilt remove,
That we in Christ may live.

2 To our benighted minds reveal
The glories of his grace,
And bring us where no clouds conceal
The brightness of his face.

3 His love within us shed abroad,
Life's ever-springing well;
Till God in us, and we in God,
In love eternal dwell.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #148

Author: Thomas Haweis

Thomas Haweis (b. Redruth, Cornwall, England, 1734; d. Bath, England, 1820) Initially apprenticed to a surgeon and pharmacist, Haweis decided to study for the ministry at Oxford and was ordained in the Church of England in 1757. He served as curate of St. Mary Magdalen Church, Oxford, but was removed by the bishop from that position because of his Methodist leanings. He also was an assistant to Martin Madan at Locke Hospital, London. In 1764 he became rector of All Saints Church in Aldwinkle, Northamptonshire, and later served as administrator at Trevecca College, Wales, a school founded by the Countess of Huntingdon, whom Haweis served as chaplain. After completing advanced studies at Cambridge, he published a Bible commentary and a volume… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Spirit of life, and light, and love, Thy heavenly infuence give
Author: Thomas Haweis
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

BELMONT (Gardiner)

This tune has been mis-attributed to various other composers, but is clearly the work of the above-named composer.

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Instances

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Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d978

The Chapel Hymn Book #d330

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #148

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Worship in Song #291

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