The Comforter has come, composed by Peter Lambert and arranged by John Rodriques for Duet, Choir and Orchestra. Performed at the concert celebration Ons Spirit, One Goal by the New Apostolic Church Choir and Orchestra, Southern Africa.The original hymn was written in 1890 by Francis Bottome (1823-1894). Bottome, was born in Derbyshire, England, May 26, 1823. In 1850, having moved to America, he entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopalian Church; and in 1872 he received a degree in Theology. He has written several other hymns but not much is known about the circumstances that led to the writing of this hymn. We also know however that Bottome was one of the modern spiritual movements. The songs and hymns of a spiritual movement often offer the deepest insight into its mood and theology. One of the many songs which catch up the movement’s eschatological vision of the church is Francis Bottome’s Pentecostal hymn, “The Comforter Has Come.” It swells all the notes of victory and triumphalism which marked the ethos of the revival: of the early 1900s.Words Francis Bottome (1823-1894) William J. KirkpatrickOh, 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!