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HOLY GHOST COME DOWN UPON THY CHILDREN




Refrain.
Holy Ghost, come down
upon Thy children,
Give us grace and make us Thine;
Thy tender fires within us kindle,
Blessèd Spirit, Dove divine.


Holy Ghost, come down
upon Thy children,
Give us grace and make us Thine;
Thy tender fires within us kindle,
Blessèd Spirit, Dove divine.



For 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.

Holy Ghost, come down
upon Thy children,
Give us grace and make us Thine;
Thy tender fires within us kindle,
Blessèd Spirit, Dove divine.



For Thou to us
art more than Father,
More than sister, in Thy love,
So gentle, patient,
and forbearing,
Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove.

Holy Ghost, come down
upon Thy children,
Give us grace and make us Thine;
Thy tender fires within us kindle,
Blessèd Spirit, Dove divine.



O we have grieved Thee,
gracious Spirit!
Wayward, wanton, cold are we;
And still our sins,
new every morning,
Never yet have wearied Thee.

Holy Ghost, come down
upon Thy children,
Give us grace and make us Thine;
Thy tender fires within us kindle,
Blessèd Spirit, Dove divine.



Ah! 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.

Holy Ghost, come down
upon Thy children,
Give us grace and make us Thine;
Thy tender fires within us kindle,
Blessèd Spirit, Dove divine.



With hearts so vile
how dare we venture,
King of kings, to love Thee so?
And how canst Thou,
with such compassion,
Bear so long with things so low?

Holy Ghost, come down
upon Thy children,
Give us grace and make us Thine;
Thy tender fires within us kindle,
Blessèd Spirit, Dove divine.


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LYRICS
Meter: 9 7 9 7 and refrain
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1854
      Bible Refs: Mt 3:16;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1906# 571
      MUSIC
      Name: BOSSINEY
      Meter: 9 7 9 7 and refrain
      Writer(s):
        Dates:

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