Come, Holy Spirit, Dove Divine

Representative Text

1 Come, Holy Spirit, Dove Divine,
On these baptismal waters shine,
And teach our hearts, in highest strain,
To praise the Lamb, for sinners slain.

2 We love Thy name, we love Thy laws,
And joyfully embrace Thy cause;
We love Thy cross, the shame, the pain,
O Lamb of God, for sinners slain.

3 We sink beneath Thy mystic flood;
O bathe us in Thy cleansing blood;
We die to sin, and seek a grave,
With Thee, beneath the yielding wave.

4 And as we rise, with Thee to live,
O let the Holy Spirit give
The sealing unction from above,
The breath of life, the fire of love.

Source: One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism: an African American ecumenical hymnal #187

Author: Adoniram Judson

Adoniram Judson MA DD USA 1788-1850. Born at Malden, MA, his father being a Congregational pastor. He graduated from Brown University, Providence, RI, in 1807 and opened a school. He wrote an English grammar and mathematics textbook for girls. He then attended Andover Theological Seminary. studying Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. His friend, Jacob Eames, turned him from religion, but Eames died suddenly, and he Judson, shocked, turned back to God in 1808. In 1809 he became interested in missions. In 1810 he was licensed to preach by the Orange Vermont Congregational Association, preparatory to pastoral ministry. However, he had inclinations to overseas ministry, and, having failed to get an appointment from the London Missionary Society, pe… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come, Holy Spirit, Dove divine, On these baptismal waters shine
Title: Come, Holy Spirit, Dove Divine
Author: Adoniram Judson
Language: English
Notes: Spanish translation: See "Desciende Espíritu de Dios" by Nicolas Martínez
Copyright: Public Domain



After various tunes had been set to this text, Gladden insisted on the use of MARYTON. Composed by H. Percy Smith (b. Malta, 1825; d. Bournemouth, Hampshire, England, 1898), the tune was originally published as a setting for John Keble's "Sun of My Soul" in Arthur S. Sullivan's Church Hymns with Tun…

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