Author of the Lyrics
The author of the edifying
words of the "O Thou Who Camest from Above" lyrics, Charles Wesley (December 18, 1707-March 29, 1788),
was born in Epworth, Lincolnshire, England and
achieved fame as a leader of the Methodist movement and his prolific hymn writing of over 6000 hymns.
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
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:
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:
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.