Holy Spirit, hear us

Holy Spirit, hear us. William Henry Parker* (1845-1929). First published in The School Hymnal; A Collection of Hymns for use in Schools and Families (1880), edited by the Revd W.R. Stevenson for the General Baptist Association (Stevenson was the Baptist minister at Chelsea Street Church, Nottingham, of which Parker was an active member). It was rapidly taken up by a Congregationalist book, G.S. Barrett’s Book of Praise for Children (1881), and it subsequently appeared in the United Methodist Church Hymnal (1893). It is based on Romans 8: 26-7. It has become very popular, and is found in many books. It had seven verses: verses 5 and 6 are often omitted (but verse 5 is in MHB) 5. Holy Spirit,...

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