Come in earnest fervent prayer

Come in earnest fervent prayer

Author: George F. Root
Tune: [Come in earnest fervent prayer]
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1 Come in earnest fervent prayer,
To the Lord our Savior,
They who in his Spirit seek,
Shall receive his favor.

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
Copyright: Public Domain


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