Breathe on Me

Author: Edwin Hatch

Hatch, Edwin, D.D., was born at Derby, Sep. 4, 1835, and educated at Pembroke College, Oxford, B.A., in honours, in 1857. After holding important appointments in Canada, he returned to England and became Vice-Principal of St. Mary Hall, Oxford, 1867; and Rector of Purleigh, 1883. (See also Crockford). He died Nov. 10, 1889. His hymn-writing was limited. One, and that a very spirited lyric, is in Allon's Congregational Psalmist Hymnal, 1886 "Breathe on me, Breath of God." (Whitsuntide.) Dr. Hatch's hymns were published in his posthumous Towards Fields of Light, London 1890. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Adapter: Baylus Benjamin McKinney

Baylus Benjamin McKinney or B. B. McKinney (July 22, 1886 – September 7, 1952) was an American singer, song writer, teacher, and music editor. He was an alumnus of schools such as Louisiana College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. McKinney wrote the words and music to 149 hymns and gospel songs. His most famous are "The Nail Scarred Hand" (1924), "Let Others See Jesus in You" (1924), "Satisfied with Jesus" (1926), "Speak to My Heart" (1927), "'Neath the Old Olive Trees" (1934), "Breathe on Me" (1937), and "Wherever He Leads I'll Go" (1937). B.B. McKinney Chapel, on the ground of the Falls Creek Baptist Encampment in Davis, Oklahoma is named in his honor. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Holy Spirit, breathe on me
Title: Breathe on Me
Author: Edwin Hatch
Adapter: Baylus Benjamin McKinney
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Breathe on me, breathe on me
Copyright: © Copyright 1937. Renewed 1965 Broadman Press (SESAC)(admin. by LifeWay Worship).



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