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Bring Your Vessels, Not a Few

Are you longing for the fullness of the blessing of the Lord

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Published in 26 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Are you looking for the fullness
of the blessing of the lord
In your heart and life today?
Claim the promise of your Father,
come according to His word,
in the blessed old time way.

He will fill your heart today to overflowing,
As the Lord commandeth you,
"Bring your vessels, not a few;"
He will fill your heart today to overflowing
With the Holy Ghost and pow'r.

2 Bring your empty earthen vessels,
clean thro' Jesus' precious blood,
Come, ye needy, one and all;
And in human consecration
wait before the throne of God,
'Till the Holy Ghost shall fall. (Chorus)

3 Like the cruse of oil unfailing
is His grace forevermore,
And His love unchanging still;
And according to His promise
with the Holy Ghost and pow'r,
He will ev'ry vessel fill. (Chorus)

Source: Hymns of Faith #84

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Are you longing for the fullness of the blessing of the Lord
Title: Bring Your Vessels, Not a Few
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He will fill your heart today to overflowing
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #647
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Hymns of Faith #84

Hymns of the Christian Life #258

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #346

The Christian Life Hymnal #224


The Cyber Hymnal #647

Include 21 pre-1979 instances
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