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Come in, O Lord, drive out the gloom

Come in, O Lord, drive out the gloom

Author: John R. Clements
Tune: [Come in, O Lord, drive out the gloom]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Come in, O Lord, drive out the gloom,
And make my heart a sunlit room,
Chase all the shades of night away
And make it bright and light as flee.

Come in, come in,
Chase all the shades of night away.
Come in, come,
And make my heart as light as day.

2 Come in, O Lord, ‘mid grief I’m bow’d,
Hangs o’er my head a heavy cloud;
let me lift up my eyes to Thee!
One glimpse can make the darkness flee. [Refrain]

3 Come in, O Lord, I’d rest me here
Till all this anguish disappear,
With Thee communion sweet I’d hold
Till ev’ry cloud has backward roll’d. [Refrain]

4 Come in, O Lord, yes, do come in,
My heart may hold some cherished sin;
I’d have Thee cast the idol out,
I’d have Thee put the sin to rout! [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 5 #114

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come in, O Lord, drive out the gloom
Author: John R. Clements
Refrain First Line: Come in, come in, chase all the shades of night away