Vén, Santo Espíritu

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 >

Translator: Samuel P. Craver

Born: Ap­ril 26, 1847, Frank­lin­ville, New Jer­sey. Died: Oc­to­ber 31, 1919, Bue­nos Air­es, Ar­gen­ti­na. Buried: Ce­men­te­rio Bri­tán­i­co, Bue­nos Air­es, Ar­gen­ti­na. Samuel’s par­ents were James Ab­bott Craver and Han­nah Porch Cra­ver. He and his wife Lau­ra El­len Gass­ner and had six child­ren. Craver was educated at Iowa College (AB, BD, DD, 1871); Boston Theological College (1875); and Iowa Wesleyan College (1887). In 1875, Craver be­came a Meth­od­ist Epis­co­pal mis­sion­a­ry in Mex­i­co, serv­ing there for 20 years. He was a charter member of the Methodist Mexico Conference, and founder of the Methodist Church at Guanajuato. He al­so worked in Par­a­guay. In 1895,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Vén, Espíritu eterno
Title: Vén, Santo Espíritu
Author: Charles Wesley
Translator: Samuel P. Craver
Language: Spanish
Publication Date: 1881
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

Tune

AUTUMN

This tune is adapted from Barthélemon's piece Durandarte and Belerma: A Pathetic Scotch Ballad (1797). Some editors describe AUTUMN as "adapted from Psalm xlii in the Genevan Psalter, 1551", referring to the similarity between this tune and FREU DICH SEHR.

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