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Holy Ghost! Come Down upon Thy ChildrenRev. Frederick W. Faber (1814-1863)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
925LashbrookHarold L. Brooke10.7.9.7.9.7.9.7. with Refrain

1Holy Ghost! Come down upon Thy children,
Give us grace and make us Thine;
Thy tender fires within us kindle,
Blessèd Spirit! Love Divine!
2For all within us, good and holy,
Is from Thee, Thy precious gift;
In all our joys, in all our sorrows,
Wistful hearts to Thee we lift.
3Oh, we have grieved Thee, gracious Spirit!
Wayward, wanton, cold are we;
And still our sins, new every morning,
Never yet have wearied Thee.
4Dear Paraclete! How hast Thou waited
While our hearts were slowly turned!
How often hath Thy love been slighted,
While for us it grieved and burned!
5Now, if our hearts do not deceive us,
We would take Thee for our Lord;
O dearest Spirit! Make us faithful
To Thy least and lightest word.
6Ah, sweet Consoler! Though we cannot
Love Thee as Thou lovest us,
Yet, if Thou deign’st our hearts to kindle,
They will not be always thus. Amen.
Joel2:28And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
Acts2:17And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: