The Comforter Has Come

Oh, spread the tidings ’round, wherever man is found,
Wherever human hearts and human woes abound;
Let every Christian tongue proclaim the joyful sound:
The Comforter has come!

The long, long night is past, the morning breaks at last,
And hushed the dreadful wail and fury of the blast,
As o’er the golden hills the day advances fast!
The Comforter has come!

Lo, the great King of kings, with healing in His wings,
To every captive soul a full deliv’rance brings;
And through the vacant cells the song of triumph rings;
The Comforter has come!

O boundless love divine! How shall this tongue of mine
To wond’ring mortals tell the matchless grace divine—
That I, a child of hell, should in His image shine!
The Comforter has come!

- - Refrain - -
The Comforter has come, the Comforter has come!
The Holy Ghost from Heav’n, the Father’s promise giv’n;
Oh, spread the tidings ’round, wherever man is found—
The Comforter has come!
- - Frank Bottome - -

And I will pray the Father, 
and he shall give you another Comforter, 
that he may abide with you for ever; 
Even the Spirit of truth; 
whom the world cannot receive, 
because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: 
but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
- - John 14:16,17 - -

But when the Comforter is come, 
whom I will send unto you from the Father, 
even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, 
he shall testify of me.
- - John 15:26 - -

- - OIL - -
It is the Holy Spirit
that anoints and sets a believer apart for service.

- - WATER - -
It is the Holy Spirit
that cleanses us from the power of sin.

- - LIGHT - -
It is the Holy Spirit
that guides us in steps of truth and righteousness.

- - FIRE - -
It is the Holy Spirit
that purges and sets our devotion for God ablaze.

- - WIND - -
It is the Holy Spirit
that refreshes our often parched hearts.

Have a blessed Lord's Day, friends!


Bernideen said...

Such a lovely post as we worship the King of Kings!

fiona said...

Thank you Stephanie

Your posts are always filled with
such Beauty and colour x

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Such a refreshing balm for our souls today. Thank you!

Debbie Harris said...

Oh how heavenly and beautiful was this posting, dear Stephanie.
Your photos are ALWAYS so gorgeous!
They have a calming effect about them and go so nicely with what you share with us.
That rose...breathtaking...
I loved the oil, water, light, fire and wind depicting the Holy Spirit.
John 15:26 is a wonderful promise from God, one of my favorite Scripture verses.
Lovely Sunday inspiration~

Kerin said...

Lovely post.
How blessed we are to have a Heavenly Father that knows us, and loves us.


Cindy said...

Amen and Amen! Thank you Lord for the Comforter!

Sandi said...

Thank you.


oursearskithome.blogspot.com said...

Oh, how wonderful our Holy Spirit, our ever-present Guide and Friend is. Beautiful, faithful and omnipresent.

Mari said...

It's been some time since I heard this song, but now it's running through my head! Thanks for sharing it today!

mamasmercantile said...

Uplifting, a joy to visit.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a lovely post, sweet Stephanie, on the Comfort of our heavenly Father. I loved the oil, water, light, fire, and wind descriptions of the Holy Spirit. Thank you for sharing your uplifting thoughts and photos with us. Love and hugs!

Dianna said...

Just lovely, dear Stephanie. I love that hymn but we've not heard it since we moved here almost 20 years ago. I need to check the hymnal tomorrow night and see if it is in there or not. We sang it alot at the church where we went before moving here.

Gina said...

I've not heard that hymn before, Stephanie. So beautiful! And I love the flowers especially the purple ones!

Chris Lally said...

Thank you, Stephanie. A lovely, lovely post!

hobbyloes said...

Beautiful hymns, they are always praising God.

Conniecrafter said...

I am so very thankful for the comfort God provides, I was hurting this morning and I prayed that he would wash over me a sense of peace and just seconds later I felt it washing over me, so amazing is our God!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely Stephanie …
Thank you.

All the best Jan

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I loved reading the oil, water, light, fire and wind - wonderful to remember.

Karen said...

I love this hymn we sang when I was a child. I am so thankful for the promised Holy Spirit, God With Us.

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