The Spirit came as promisedAuthor: J. E. Seddon (1973)
Tune: BEFIEHL DU DEINE WEGE (Bastiaans)
Published in 5 hymnals
Printable scores: PDF, SibeliusAudio files: MIDI
1 The Spirit came, as promised,
in God's appointed hour;
and now to each believer
he comes in love and power.
And by his Holy Spirit,
God seals us as his own,
and through the Son and Spirit
makes access to his throne.
2 The Spirit makes our bodies
the temple of the Lord.
He binds us all together
in faith and true accord.
The Spirit in his greatness
brings power from God above,
and with the Son and Father
dwells in our hearts in love.
3 He bids us live together
in unity and peace;
employ his gifts in blessing,
and let base passions cease.
We should not grieve the Spirit
by open sin or shame,
nor let our words and actions
deny his holy name.
4 The word, the Spirit's weapon,
will bring all sin to light;
and prayer, by his directing,
will give new joy and might.
Be filled then with his Spirit,
live out God's will and word;
rejoice with hymns and singing,
make music to the Lord.
|First Line:||The Spirit came as promised|
|Title:||The Spirit Came, As Promised|
|Author:||J. E. Seddon (1973)|
|Copyright:||Text © 1973, Hope Publishing Co. All rights reserved. Used by permission|
st. 1 = Eph. 1:13, 17-19, Eph. 2:18
st. 2 = Eph. 2:21-22, Eph. 3:16-19, 1 Cor. 6:19
st. 3 = Eph. 4:3-4, 11-13, 29-31
st. 4 = Eph. 5:8-20, Eph. 6:17-18
James E. Seddon (PHH 15) based this Pentecost hymn entirely on references to the Holy Spirit in Ephesians. Essentially a teaching hymn about the Holy Spirit (see also 415 and 416) the text was first published in the British Psalm Praise (1973).
In any service as a teaching hymn about the work of the Holy Spirit, especially with sermons from Ephesians; as a sermon summary, response, or confessional hymn (sung confession of faith); select stanzas in many different places in the order of worship.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (4)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Church Family Worship #314||The Spirit came, as promised||188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206||1988|
|Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #313||The Spirit came, as promised||2000|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #418||The Spirit came as promised||The Spirit Came, As Promised||James E. Seddon||Johannes G. Bastiaans||220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168||1 Corinthians 6:19; Ephesians 2:18; Ephesians 4:30; Ephesians 5:18-19; Ephesians 2; Ephesians 4; Ephesians 5:19; 1 Corinthians 6||BEFIEHL DU DEINE WEGE||D Major||English||1987|
|Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #450||The Spirit came, as promised||22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199||1999|