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1 Again we come with songs of praise,
To him whose goodness crowns our days;
In Christian fellowship we meet,
To worship at our Saviour's feet.

Come, Holy Spirit, meet us here,
And may we know that thou art near;
Come, satisfy our heart's desire,
And send the Pentecostal fire.

2 Come, save us from our bosom sin,
May all be clean without, within;
Take from us all unholy pride,
May we with Christ be crucified. [Refrain]

3 Our all is on the altar laid,
A perfect consecration made;
Come here, O God, this very hour,
And seal us by thy Spirit's power. [refrain]

4 Now answer prayer, and let us see
Times of refreshing, Lord, from thee;
Like floods let thy salvation roll,
And purify each waiting soul. [Refrain]

Source: Our Praise in Song: a collection of hymns and sacred melodies, adapted for use by Sunday schools, Endeavor societies, Epworth Leagues, evangelists, pastors, choristers, etc. #33

Author: Henry J. Zelley

Henry Jeffreys Zelley was born at Mt. Holly, NJ, on Mar. 15, 1859. Educated in the Mt. Holly public schools, at Pennington Seminary, and at Taylor University, where he earned his M. A., Ph. D., and D. D. degrees, he became a Methodist minister in 1882 and first served in the New Jersey Conference as a statistical secretary, treasurer, and trustee, becoming a promoter of the campmeeting movement. Noted for his evangelistic fervor, Zelley produced over 1500 poems, hymns, and gospel songs. One of his songs, "He Brought Me Out" with music by Henry L. Gilmour, appears in several denominational hymnals. Cyberhymnal also lists "When Israel Out of Bondage Came" or "He Rolled the Sea Away" with music by Gilmour too. Another of Zelley’s so… Go to person page >

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First Line: Again we come with songs of praise
Title: Invocation
Author: Henry J. Zelley
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Come, Holy Spirit, meet us here
Copyright: Public Domain


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