Breathe on me, Breath of God, fill me with life anew. That I may love what Thou dost love, and do what Thou wouldst do.
Breathe on me, Breath of God, until my heart is pure; until with Thee I will one will to do and to endure.
Breathe on me, Breath of God, till I am wholly Thine; till all this earthly part of me glows with Thy fire divine.
Breathe on me, Breath of God, so shall I never die, but live with Thee the perfect life of Thine eternity.
Edwin Hatch (1878) (1835-1889)
The Pentecostal Presence of Christ as wind is the Breath of God. In Acts 2:2 the “sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind” that “filled all the house where they (the disciples) were sitting” was a mighty breath from the Father that imparted the gift of the Holy Spirit of promise. The Greek word translated wind is pnoe (pno-ay) meaning respiration. God the Father breathed the wind of the Spirit into the upper room and brought the Pentecostal Presence of Christ by the Holy Spirit to the disciples gathered there. This word, pnoe, is also found in Acts 17:25 and is translated breath. In the Apostle Paul’s discourse on Mars Hill in Athens he said regarding God, “Neither is worshipped with men’s hands. . .seeing He gives to all life and breath, and all things.” (From A Paradigm of the New Testament Church, (A Revelation of Christ in the Apostolic, Prophetic, Charismatic, Pentecostal, Evangelical and Missionary Church) James E McCardell, (2004) An unpublished manuscript.