O Holy Ghost, Thou God of peace

Representative Text

1 O Holy Ghost, Thou God of peace,
Pity Thy Church, now rent in twain;
Bid wrath, and strive, and variance cease,
And let us all be one again;

2 One with our brethren here in love,
And one with saints that are at rest,
And one with angel hosts above,
And one with God forever blest.

3 Oh, make on earth all churches one,
One with the blessed gone before,
All nit in sweet communion,
To love Thee, worship, and adore.

4 For one the Lord on Whom we call,
The Spirit one whom He hath given,
One God and Father of us all,
One Faith on earth, one Hope in heaven.

The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: Isaac Williams

Isaac Williams was born in London, in 1802. His father was a barrister. The son studied at Trinity College, Oxford, where he gained the prize for Latin verse. He graduated B.A. 1826, M.A. 1831, and B.D. 1839. He was ordained Deacon in 1829, and Priest in 1831. His clerical appointments were Windrush (1829), S. Mary the Virgin's, Oxford (1832), and Bisley (1842-1845). He was Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford, from 1832 to 1842. During the last twenty years of his life his health was so poor as to permit but occasional ministerial services. He died in 1865. He was the author of some prose writings, amongst which are Nos. 80, 86 and 87 of the "Oxford Tracts." His commentaries are favourably known. He also published quite a large num… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Holy Ghost, Thou God of peace
Author: Isaac Williams
Language: English
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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