Fill Me Now

Representative Text

1 Breathe upon me, Holy Spirit!
Touch my trembling heart and brow
With the living flame of power;
Oh, descend and fill me now!
Fill me now, fill me now,
Oh, descend and fill me now!

2 Thirsting for a full salvation,
At thy feet in tears I bow;
Come, dethrone my cherished idols!
Come, oh come, and fill me now!
Fill me now, fill me now,
Holy Spirit, fill me now!

3 I am waiting for thy blessing,
Holy Ghost, my soul endow!
Come, with grace and power in fulness,
Come, and save me even now!
Even now, even now,
Save me, save me, fully now!

Source: Gospel Jewels #71

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Breathe upon me Holy Spirit
Title: Fill Me Now
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Fill me now, fill me now
Copyright: Public Domain



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