Come, Holy Ghost, Our Hearts Inspire

Come, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire, Let us thine influence prove

Author: Charles Wesley (1740)
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1 Come Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire,
let us thine influence prove;
source of the old prophetic fire,
fountain of life and love.

2 Come, Holy Ghost, for, moved by thee,
thy prophets wrote and spoke:
unlock the truth, thyself the key,
unseal the sacred book.

3 Expand thy wings, celestial Dove,
brood o'er our nature's night;
on our disordered spirits move,
and let there now be light.

4 God, through himself, we then shall know,
if thou within us shine;
and sound, with all thy saints below,
the depths of love divine.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #239

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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GRÄFENBERG

Composed by Johann Crüger (PHH 42) as a setting for Paul Gerhardt's "Nun danket all’ und bringet Ehr," GRÄFENBERG was first published in the 1647 edition of Crüger's Praxis Pietatis Melica. The tune is arbitrarily named after a water-cure spa in Silesia, Austria, which became famous in the 1820…

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RICHMOND (Haweis)

RICHMOND (also known as CHESTERFIELD) is a florid tune originally written by Thomas Haweis (PHH 270) and published in his collection Carmina Christo (1792). Samuel Webbe, Jr., adapted and shortened the tune and published it in his Collection of Psalm Tunes (1808). It was reprinted in 1853 in Webbe's…

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Instances

Instances (1 - 19 of 19)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #239Text
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #598TextPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #177Page Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #119
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #448
Hymns and Psalms - 1983 #469a
Hymns and Psalms - 1983 #469b
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #123
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #91
Rejoice in the Lord #385Text
Singing the Faith #155a
Singing the Faith #155b
Small Church Music #578Audio
Small Church Music #1041Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #988TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #348
The United Methodist Hymnal #603TextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #425
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #218
Include 182 pre-1979 instances



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