Come in earnest fervent prayer

Come in earnest fervent prayer

Author: George F. Root
Tune: [Come in earnest fervent prayer]
Published in 1 hymnal

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Representative Text

1 Come in earnest fervent prayer,
To the Lord our Savior,
They who in his Spirit seek,
Shall receive his favor.

Refrain:
Glory to his holy name,
Fervent prayer availeth,
Now and evermore the same,
Fervent prayer availeth.

2 On that Pentecostal day,
When their prayers were blended,
How upon the Christian host,
Tongues of fire descended. [Refrain]

3 When the Lord’s disciples prayed,
Faith in him possessing,
How upon their foll’wers came
Every needed blessing. [Refrain]

4 So we may be every day,
His rich grace receiving,
If we only ask aright,
Humbly and believing. [Refrain]

Source: Wondrous Love: A Collection of Songs and Services for Sunday Schools #17

Author: George F. Root

Root, George F., MUS. DOC, born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass., Aug. 30, 1820. He is much more widely known as a composer of popular music than as a hymn writer. Four of his hymns are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878. Nos. 16, 100, 293, and 297. A sympathetic biographical sketch, with portrait, is in The Tonic Sol-Fa Reporter, Sep. 1886. He died Aug. 6, 1895. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come in earnest fervent prayer
Author: George F. Root
Refrain First Line: Glory to his holy name
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