Come, O Holy Spirit (Wind of Change)

Come, O Holy Spirit, set the Church on fire (Saint-Esprit, viens, oh viens saisis ton Église)

Author: Fred Kaan (1972, rev. 1998); Translator (French): David Fines (2006)
Tune: [Come, O Holy Spirit, set the Church on fire]
Opening Hymns
Published in 1 hymnal

Author: Fred Kaan

Fred Kaan Hymn writer. His hymns include both original work and translations. He sought to address issues of peace and justice. He was born in Haarlem in the Netherlands in July 1929. He was baptised in St Bavo Cathedral but his family did not attend church regularly. He lived through the Nazi occupation, saw three of his grandparents die of starvation, and witnessed his parents deep involvement in the resistance movement. They took in a number of refugees. He became a pacifist and began attending church in his teens. Having become interested in British Congregationalism (later to become the United Reformed Church) through a friendship, he was attended Western College in Bristol. He was ordained in 1955 at the Windsor Road Congregation… Go to person page >

Translator (French): David Fines

(no biographical information available about David Fines.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come, O Holy Spirit, set the Church on fire (Saint-Esprit, viens, oh viens saisis ton Église)
Title: Come, O Holy Spirit (Wind of Change)
English Title: Come, O Holy Spirit, set the Church on fire
Author: Fred Kaan (1972, rev. 1998)
Translator (French): David Fines (2006)
Language: English; French
Refrain First Line: Come, come come, in Jesus' name (Viens, viens, au nom doe Jésus)
Copyright: © 1972, 1988 Hope Publishing Company
Liturgical Use: Opening Hymns

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