Eternal Spirit, 'twas thy breath

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1 Eternal Spirit, ‘twas Thy breath
The oracles of truth inspired;
And kings and holy seers of old
With strong prophetic impulse fired.

2 Mov’d by the great almighty pow’r,
Their lips with heav’nly wisdom flow’d;
Their hands a thousand wonders wrought,
Which bore the signature of God.

3 With gladsome hearts they spread the news
Of pardon, thro’ a Saviour’s blood;
And to a num’rous seeking crowd
Mark’d out the path to His abode.

Source: The Helper in Sacred Song: for Sunday-schools, churches, and devotional services #31

Author: Elizabeth Scott

Scott, Elizabeth, daughter of the Rev. Thomas Scott, Independent Minister at Norwich, and sister of Thomas Scott, noted below, was born at Norwich about 1708. In 1751 she was married to Elisha Williams, who had been from 1726 to 1739 Rector of Yale College, U.S.A., and with him she proceeded to Connecticut. On the death of Mr. Williams she was married to the Hon. William Smith, of New York, who also predeceased her. She died at Wethersfield, Connecticut, June 13th, 1776. In connection with Miss Scott's hymns we are acquainted directly and indirectly with four manuscripts, each of which is interesting in itself. These are as follows:— i. The first manuscript is in the library of Yale College, New Haven, Connecticut. Mr. Franklin Bowditch… Go to person page >

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First Line: Eternal Spirit, 'twas thy breath
Author: Elizabeth Scott

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DUKE STREET

First published anonymously in Henry Boyd's Select Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1793), DUKE STREET was credited to John Hatton (b. Warrington, England, c. 1710; d, St. Helen's, Lancaster, England, 1793) in William Dixon's Euphonia (1805). Virtually nothing is known about Hatton, its composer,…

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