The Spirit came, as promised

The Spirit came, as promised. James Edward Seddon* (1915-83). This was originally written in Arabic, during Seddon’s time as a missionary in Morocco, as a hymn for Pentecost. The English version appeared in Psalm Praise (1973). It has since been widely published, having been found valuable for confirmation services. It has particular reference to 1 Corinthians 3: 16-17 and Ephesians 2: 11-20. All four stanzas focus on the Holy Spirit as the means of communication between God and the world, and as the channel through which God acts in the world. It has been widely published, not only in the Jubilate Hymns* publications, HFTC (1982) and Sing Glory (1999), but also in Keswick Praise (1975) and...

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