Scripture Verse

He breathed on them, and said to them, Receive the Holy Ghost. John 20:22

Introduction

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R. Kelso Carter
1849–1928

Words: R. Kel­so Car­ter, in Hymns of the Chris­tian Life, ed­it­ed by Kelso Car­ter & Al­bert B. Simp­son (New York: Chris­tian Al­li­ance Pub­lish­ing 1891), num­ber 1.

Music: Me­đu­gor­je R. Kel­so Car­ter, 1891 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

Breathe up­on us, Lord, from Hea­ven,
Fill us with the Ho­ly Ghost;
Promise of the Fa­ther given,
Send us now a Pen­te­cost.

Refrain

Breathe up­on us, breathe up­on us,
With Thy love our hearts in­spire.
Breathe up­on us, breathe up­on us,
Lord, bap­tize us now with fire.

While the Spi­rit ho­vers o’er us,
Open all our hearts, we pray;
To Thine im­age, Lord, re­store us,
Witness in our souls to­day.

Refrain

Lift us, Lord, O lift us high­er,
From the car­nal mind set free;
Fill us with re­fin­ing fire,
Give us per­fect li­ber­ty.

Refrain