“Spirit of the Lord Has Fell On Me”


"O John, O hallelujah, O John, O the spirit of the Lord has fell on to me." "Hallelujah to the lamb, Spirit of the Lord has fell on to me, Jesus made me what I am...." "Prettiest work I ever done... To work for the Lord when I was young...."


If this is an allusion to any Biblical incident at all (and I'm not sure it is), I suspect it's to Revelation 1:10, where John was "in the Spirit on the Lord's day." John is associated with the giving of the Spirit in passages such as Acts 8:15, but Peter seems to be the prime mover in all such places. - RBW


  1. Chappell-FSRA 92, "Spirit of the Lord Has Fell On Me" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #4918
  3. BI, ChFRA092


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1938 (Chappell)
Found in: US(SE)