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Come, Holy Spirit

Thou cleansing and transforming Fire

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Thou cleansing and transforming Fire]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Thou cleansing and transforming Fire,
Come, Holy Spirit, come!
Our hearts with burning zeal inspire,
Come, Holy Spirit, come!

Come, Holy Spirit, come just now,
While at the mercy-seat we bow;
With heav’nly pow’r our souls endow,
Come, Holy Spirit, come!

2 Come in thy pentecostal might,
Come, Holy Spirit, come!
With peace and comfort, life and light,
Come, Holy Spirit, come! [Chorus]

3 Help us arise to heights above,
Come, Holy Spirit, come!
Let ev’ry tho’t and word be love,
Come, Holy Spirit, come! [Chorus]

4 Bring, as of old, the tongues of flame,
Come, Holy Spirit, come!
To praise the precious Savior’s name,
Come, Holy Spirit, come! [Chorus]

Source: Songs of the Century #159

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thou cleansing and transforming Fire
Title: Come, Holy Spirit
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Come, Holy Spirit, come just now
Copyright: Public Domain



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Songs of the Century #159

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