Holy Spirit, Truth divine, Dawn upon this soul of mineAuthor: Andrew Reed, 1788-1862; Author: Samuel Longfellow (1864)
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1 Holy Spirit, truth divine,
dawn upon this soul of mine;
Voice of God and inward light,
wake my spirit, clear my sight.
2 Holy Spirit, love divine,
glow within this heart of mine.
Kindle every high desire,
purify me with your fire.
3 Holy Spirit, power divine,
fill and nerve this will of mine.
Boldly may I always live,
bravely serve, and gladly give.
4 Holy Spirit, law divine,
reign within this soul of mine.
Be my law, and I shall be
firmly bound, forever free.
5 Holy Spirit, peace divine,
still this restless heart of mine.
Speak to calm this tossing sea,
grant me your tranquility.
6 Holy Spirit, joy divine,
gladden now this heart of mine.
In the desert ways I sing -
spring, O Living Water, spring!
Source: Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #864
|First Line:||Holy Spirit, Truth divine, Dawn upon this soul of mine|
|Title:||Holy Spirit, Truth divine|
|Author:||Samuel Longfellow (1864)|
|Author:||Andrew Reed, 1788-1862|
all st. =Luke 11:13, John 15:26, John 16:13
st. 6 = Num 21:17, John 4:10
Samuel Longfellow (b. Portland, ME, 1819; d. Portland, 1892) wrote this text with the heading "Prayer for Inspiration." It was published in the Unitarian hymnal Hymns of the Spirit in 1864.
Like "O Come, O Come, Immanuel" (328), this text is a catalog: it lists attributes of the Holy Spirit in successive stanzas. The text is a prayer that the application of the Spirit's attributes may result in more vibrant Christian living, which will then be manifest in discernment of God's will (st. 1), holiness and purity (st. 2), courageous servanthood (st. 3), obedience to God's rule (st. 4), peace and restfulness (st. 5), and the experience of joy (st. 6). The final stanza alludes to Numbers 21:17 ("song of the well") and to John 4:10 ("living water"). Note that this hymn addresses the Holy Spirit without any reference to the Trinity, a Unitarian position that should not, however, hamper its use.
Samuel Longfellow is not as famous as his brother, poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, about whom he wrote a biography that was published in 1886. In his time, however, Samuel was well known as a Unitarian preacher and hymn writer. Educated at Harvard College and Harvard Divinity School, he became a minister in 1848 and served Unitarian congregations in Fall River, Massachusetts (1848-1851), Brooklyn, New York (1853-1860), and Germantown, Pennsylvania (1860-1883). With Samuel Johnson he compiled two hymnals: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (1846) and Hymns of the Spirit (1864). He also published a number of his hymn texts in A Book of Hymns and Tunes (1860).
Pentecost; many other worship services: entire hymn or select stanzas at the opening of worship, as a response to the Decalogue, as a prayer for illumination, as a hymn of dedication following the sermon.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988
|Instances (1 - 29 of 29)||First Line||Title||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #250a||Holy Spirit, truth divine||HARTS||Samuel Longfellow (1819-1892)||77 77||John 14:17-18; Galatians 5:13-25; Colossians 3:15-17||2013||Church Year | Pentecost; Discipleship | ; Holy Spirit | inspiration of; Holy Spirit | Invocation of; Pentecost and the Work of the Holy Spirit | ; Renewal | ; Self-offering ||
|Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #250b||Holy Spirit, truth divine||VIENNA||Samuel Longfellow (1819-1892)||77 77||John 14:17-18; Galatians 5:13-25; Colossians 3:15-17||2013||Church Year | Pentecost; Discipleship | ; Holy Spirit | inspiration of; Holy Spirit | Invocation of; Pentecost and the Work of the Holy Spirit | ; Renewal | ; Self-offering ||
|Chalice Hymnal #241||Holy Spirit, Truth divine||Holy Spirit, Truth Divine||MERCY||Samuel Longfellow||77.77||1995||God Present in the Holy Spirit | Power and Work; Holy Spirit | ; Transformation ||
|Church Family Worship #322||Holy Spirit, Truth divine||77 77||1988|
|Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #300||Holy Spirit, Truth divine||2000|
|Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #626||Holy Spirit, truth divine||LAUDS||Samuel Longfellow (1819-1892)||77 77||2 Corinthians 4:4-6; 2 Thessalonians 1:11; 2 Thessalonians 3:16; Galatians 5:22; Galatians 5:25; John 4:14; Numbers 21:17; Romans 12:11-16; Romans 15:13||2005||The Holy Spirit | The Holy Spirit in the Church - Enlivening and Renewing the Church; Holy Spirit | inspiration of; Holy Spirit | name and images for; Renewal ||
|Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #184a||Holy Spirit, truth divine||HARTS||Samuel Longfellow, 1819-1892||77 77||Isaiah 57:18-20; Mark 4:39; Numbers 21:17; Philippians 2:13; Romans 5:8; Romans 8:2||2000||Pentecost | ; Proper 8 | Year C; Proper 17 | Year A|
|Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #184b||Holy Spirit, truth divine||COURT WAY||Samuel Longfellow, 1819-1892||77 77||Isaiah 57:18-20; Mark 4:39; Numbers 21:17; Philippians 2:13; Romans 5:8; Romans 8:2||2000||Pentecost | ; Proper 8 | Year C; Proper 17 | Year A|
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #295||Holy Spirit, Truth divine||Holy Spirit, Truth divine||2000|
|Evangelical Lutheran Worship #398||Holy Spirit, truth divine||Holy Spirit, Truth Divine||SONG 13||Samuel Longfellow, 1819-1892||7 7 7 7||2006||Education | ; Pentecost, Holy Spirit | ; Holy Trinity ||
|Hymns and Psalms - 1983 #289a||Holy Spirit, truth divine||Holy Spirit, truth divine||HARTS||Samuel Longfellow||1983|
|Hymns and Psalms - 1983 #289b||Holy Spirit, truth divine||Holy Spirit, truth divine||Samuel Longfellow||1983|
|Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #233||Holy Spirit, Truth divine||Holy Spirit, Truth Divine||MERCY||Samuel Longfellow, 1819-1892||184.108.40.206||John 16:13||2007||Holy Spirit | ; Prayer / Petition | ; Truth ||
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #235||Holy Spirit, truth divine||SONG 13||S. Longfellow (1819-1892)||7 7 7 7||1987||God, Spirit | Breath of Life; Pentecost | The Holy Spirit; Pentecost 5 | The New Law; Pentecost 10 | The Mind of Christ|
|Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #312||Holy Spirit, truth divine||SONG 13||Samuel Longfellow||2008|
|Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #864||Holy Spirit, truth divine||Holy Spirit, Truth Divine||TEBBEN||Samuel Longfellow||220.127.116.11||Numbers 21:17; Luke 11:13; John 4:10; John 15:26; John 16:13||2013||Discipleship | ; Holy Spirit | ; Occasional Services | Ordination/Installation; Hymns That Are Prayer | ; Elements of Worship | Charge and Blessing|
|Lutheran Worship #166||Holy Spirit, light divine||Holy Spirit, Light Divine||SONG 13||Andrew Reed, 1788-1862; Samuel Longfellow, 1819-92||77 77||1982||Education, Christian | ; Pentecost ||
|Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #321||Holy Spirit, truth divine||Holy Spirit, Truth Divine||SONG 13||Samuel Longfellow||18.104.22.168||John 14:17; 1 John 2:20-21||1990|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #423||Holy Spirit, truth divine||Holy Spirit, Truth Divine||SONG 13||Samuel Longfellow||77 77||Luke 11:13; John 15:26; John 16:13; Luke 11; John 16; John 15||1987||Illumination | ; Law of God | ; Will of God | ; Pentecost and Holy Spirit | ; Holy Spirit | ; Joy | ; Ministry & Service | ; Peace ||
|Small Church Music #1105||Holy Spirit, Truth divine||Lubeck||LUBECK||Samuel Longfellow||22.214.171.124|
|Small Church Music #1131||Holy Spirit, Truth divine||Canterbury||CANTERBURY||Samuel Longfellow||126.96.36.199|
|Small Church Music #1887||Holy Spirit, Truth divine||Lew Trenchard||LEW TRENCHARD||Samuel Longfellow||188.8.131.52|
|Small Church Music #6505||Holy Spirit, truth Divine||Christus||CHRISTUS||Samuel Longfellow||184.108.40.206|
|The Cyber Hymnal #2517||Holy Spirit, truth divine||Holy Spirit, Truth Divine||CANTERBURY||Samuel Longfellow||77.77||<cite>Hymns of the Spirit</cite>, 1864|
|The New Century Hymnal #63||Holy Spirit, truth divine||Holy Spirit, Truth Divine||MERCY||Samuel Longfellow||220.127.116.11.||1995||Adoration and Praise | Holy Spirit; Holy Spirit | Illuminator; Holy Spirit | Power of; Year A | Easter 6|
|The United Methodist Hymnal #465||Holy Spirit, Truth divine||Holy Spirit, Truth Divine||CANTERBURY||Samuel Longfellow||77.77||1989||Sanctifiying and Perfecting Grace | Prayer, Trust, Hope; Christian Year | Pentecost; Church | Education; Commitment | ; Holy Spirit | ; Hope | ; Integrity ||
|The Worshiping Church #303||Holy Spirit, Truth divine||Holy Spirit, Truth Divine||Samuel Longfellow||John 16:13; Acts 1:8; John 14:17||1990|
|Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #368||Holy Spirit, truth divine||Holy Spirit, Truth Divine||BUCKLAND||Samuel Longfellow||7 7 7 7||1996||Holy Spirit | Praise and Invocation; Christian Year | Pentecost; Church | Education; Commitment | ; Empowerment | ; Holy Spirit | ; Holy Spirit | Illumination; Holy Spirit | Movement; Holy Spirit | Power; Holy Spirit | Presence; Integrity | ; Law | ; Music and Singing | ; Peace (Inner, Calmness, Serenity | ; Renewal | ; Transformation | ; Truth | ; Water | ; Wilderness/Desert | ; Word of God | ; Lent 5 | Year A; Easter 6 | Year A; Pentecost | Year A; Proper 13 | Year A; Pentecost | Year B; Epiphany Last/Transfig. | Year C; Easter 2 | Year C; Easter 6 | Year C; Trinity Sunday | Year C; Proper 22 | Year C|
|Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #148||Holy Spirit, Truth divine!||Holy Spirit, Truth Divine||MERCY||Samuel Longfellow||18.104.22.168.||1996||God's Love | ; God's power | ; Holy Spirit | ; Inner light | ; Joy | ; Obedience | ; Peace | ; Singing (or Song) | ; Truth ||