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Come, Holy Spirit, come!

The Holy Spirit Invoked.

Poet: Benjamin Beddome, 1800
Meter: Short Meter (6,6,8,6)
Location in The Sacred Harp
Stanza Denson Cooper
Come, Holy Spirit, come!
With energy divine;
And on this poor benighted soul
With beams of mercy shine.

Abbeville 33b, Stanza 1

Come Holy Spirit (Abbeville) 68b, Stanza 1
From the celestial hills,
Life, light, and joy dispense;
And may I daily, hourly feel
Thy quickening influence.

Come Holy Spirit (Abbeville) 68b, Stanza 2
Melt, melt this frozen heart;
This stubborn will subdue;
Each evil passion overcome,
And form me all anew.

Abbeville 33b, Stanza 2

Mine will be profit be,
But thine shall be the praise;
And unto thee I will devote
The remnant of my days.

Abbeville 33b, Stanza 3

Rippon, John. A Selection Hymns, From the Best Authors, Intended to Be an Appendix to Dr. Watts’ Psalms and Hymns. 14th Edition. London: Printed and published by S.C. Ustick, 1807.