The Spirit, in our hearts

The Spirit, in our hearts

Author: Henry Ustick Onderdonk
Published in 395 hymnals

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1 The Spirit in our hearts
Is whispering, Sinner, come:
The Bride, the Church of Christ, proclaims
To all His children, Come.

2 Let him that heareth say
To all about him, Come;
Let him that thirsts for righteousness
To Christ the fountain come.

3 Yes, whosoever will,
O let him freely come,
And freely drink the stream of life;
'Tis Jesus bids him come.

4 Lo, Jesus, Who invites,
Declares, I quickly come.
Lord! even so; I wait Thy hour:
Jesus, my Saviour, come.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Author: Henry Ustick Onderdonk

Henry Ustick Onderdonk, Bishop of Pennsylvania, was born in New York, March 16, 1789, and educated at Columbia College, B.A. 1805, M.A. 1808, D.D. 1827. Having decided to devote his life to medicine, he studied first in London and then in Edinburgh, receiving his M.D. from that university in 1810. Returning to New York, he began to study theology under Bishop Hobart and was ordained in 1815. He was rector of St. Ann's, Brooklyn, until 1827 when, following a famous controversy, he was elected bishop coadjutor of Pennsylvania, becoming diocesan in 1836 upon the death of Bishop White. He, with W.A. Muhlenberg, q.v., was influential on the committee appointed by General Convention to prepare the so-called Prayer Book Collection, 1826. The… Go to person page >

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First Line: The Spirit, in our hearts
Author: Henry Ustick Onderdonk
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Source: Episcopal Collection
Language: English

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