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Abbeville 33b

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: Arranged by Elisha J. King, 1844
Poet: Benjamin Beddome, 1800
Meter: Short Meter (6,6,8,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
Come, Holy Spirit come,
With energy divine,
And on this poor, benighted soul,
With beams of mercy shine.


Come, Holy Spirit, come!, Stanza 1
2
Melt, melt this frozen heart;
This stubborn will subdue;
Each evil passion overcome,
And form me all anew.


Come, Holy Spirit, come!, Stanza 3
3
Mine will the profit be,
But Thine shall be the praise;
And unto Thee will I devote
The remnant of my days.


Come, Holy Spirit, come!, Stanza 4