O Thou Who Camest from Above Lyrics
O thou who camest from above
the fire celestial to impart,
kindle a flame of sacred love
on the mean altar of my heart.
There let it for thy glory burn
with inextinguishable blaze,
and trembling to its source return
in humble prayer and fervent praise.
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.
Still let me prove thy perfect will,
my acts of faith and love repeat,
till death thy endless mercies seal,
and make the sacrifice complete.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "O Thou Who Camest from Above", Samuel Sebastian Wesley (August 14, 1810-April 19, 1876), was born in London, England and became famous as a composer and Church organist (he was a grandson of hymnist Charles Wesley).
Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: O Thou Who Camest from Above
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Charles Wesley (December 18, 1707 to March 29, 1788)
Nationality of Author: English
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Samuel Sebastian Wesley (August 14, 1810 to April 19, 1876)
Hymn Category: Favorite Songs
First Line of Hymn: "O thou who camest from above the fire celestial to impart"
First Publication Date: 1762