O thou who camest from above (Samuel Sebastian Wesley)

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  • CPDL #20686:     
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2009-12-26).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 20 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • CPDL #15416:          
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2007-11-14).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 25 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: SATB version in English from the Cyber Hymnal™ - File Sizes: PDF: 25 KB, MIDI: 2 KB, NoteWorthy Composer: 1 KB

General Information

Title: O thou who camest from above
Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Tune: Hereford
Lyricist: Charles Wesley

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard or a cappella

First published:

Description: A setting by the composer of a hymn by his grandfather, Charles Wesley.

External websites:

Original text and translations

English.png English text

1. O thou who camest from above
 the fire celestial to impart,
 kindle a flame of sacred love
 on the mean altar of my heart.

2. There let it for thy glory burn
 with inextinguishable blaze,
 and trembling to its source return
 in humble prayer and fervent praise.

3. Jesus confirm my heart's desire
 to work and speak and think for thee;
 still let me guard the holy fire
 and still stir up the gift in me.

4. Still let me prove thy perfect will,
 my acts of faith and love repeat;
 till death thine endless mercies seal,
 and make the sacrifice complete.