Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, In solemn power come down!Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: HOWLEY PLACE
Published in 11 hymnals
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[Substitute her for him if appropriate.]
1. Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
In solemn power come down!
Present with Thy heavenly host,
Thine ordinance to crown:
See a sinful worm of earth!
Bless to him the cleansing flood,
Plunge him, by a second birth,
Into the depths of God.
2. Let the promised inward grace
Accompany the sign;
On his new-born soul impress
The character divine;
Father, all Thy name reveal!
Jesus, all Thy name impart!
Holy Ghost, renew, and dwell
For ever in his heart!
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1443
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. In solemn power&c. C. Wesley. [Adult Holy Baptism.] Written for the baptism of a female adult, and published in Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1749, vol. ii., No. 183, in 2 stanzas of 8 lines. (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. v. p. 389). In 1868 it was included in the Sarum Hymnal, No. 233; the Society for Promoting Christian KnowledgeChurch Hymns, 1871, and one or two American collections. By the change of "her" to "his," as circumstances require, it can be used for both sexes. This plan is adopted in some hymn-books.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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