The praying spirit breathe

The praying spirit breathe

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: GOLDEN HILL
Published in 133 hymnals

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1 The praying spirit breathe;
The watching power impart;
From all entanglements beneath
Call off my peaceful heart;
My feeble mind sustain,
By worldly thoughts oppressed:
Appear, and bid me turn again
To my eternal rest.

2 Swift to my rescue come;
Thine own this morning seize;
Gather my wandering spirit home,
And keep in perfect peace:
Suffered no more to rove
O'er all the earth abroad,
Arrest the prisoner of thy love,
And shut me up in God.


Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #289

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: The praying spirit breathe
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Choral Hymns for the ... Hanson Place Methodist Episcopal Congregation #d174

A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d562

A Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Generally Used at Camp and Prayer Meetings #d212

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d820

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d825

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d826

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #912

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d340

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d503

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #296

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #188

A New Book of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal and Other Churches #d234

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #141

Camp Meeting Hymn Book #d121

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Chapel Melodies #229

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d693

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Devotional hymns: selected for public and social worship #S142

Down at the Cross #d300

Family and Social Melodies #d331

Free Methodist Hymnal #d592

Go Ye Therefore No. 2 #d96

Gospel Light #d256

Hallowed Songs #d327

Happy Greetings to All #d240

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #761

Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d508

Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d486

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #761

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #566

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #566

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #732

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #732

Hymnal for Sunday School and Social Worship #d216

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #753

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #753

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #824

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Hymns and Tunes for Prayer and Social Meetings #23

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Hymns for All Christians #S85

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #280

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #280

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #580

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #580

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #799

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d476

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #556

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1053

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Hymns of the Church Universal #288

Hymns of Victory, Parts 1 and 2 #d229

Melodies of Heaven #d125

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d761

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Methodist Hymn-Book #403

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Methodist Social Hymn Book #169

Musical Gems. 7th ed. #d82

Our Cumberland Presbyterian Hymnal #d316

Our Glad Hosanna #d259

Pocket Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d239

Pocket Hymn Book, Designed as a Constant Companion. 25th ed. #d238

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Public, Parlour, and Cottage Hymns. A New Selection #I.100a

Sacred Melodies #d115

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Sacred Melodies for Social Worship #454

Songs of Joy and Gladness No. 2 #d206

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Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #610

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Songs of the Morning: original and selected, in two volumes #165

Sunday School Hymn Book #d413

The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d409

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d754

The Chapel Hymn Book #d344

The Chilton Music for Standard Hymns #d111

The Chorister, and School Harmonist, 1st ed. #d115

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