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For sanctifying power, we come today

For sanctifying power, we come today

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [For sanctifying power]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 For sanctifying power,
We come today;
The fullness of the blessing,
O send us, we pray.

Holiness, through the blood;
Keep us under the flow;
In Calv’ry’s cleansing fountain,
O make us whiter than snow;
Filled with Thy Spirit,
Be Thy grace outpoured;
Sanctify, sanctify,
All Thy people, Lord.

2 As consecrated vessels,
O may we be,
To bear Thy name to others;
To glorify Thee. [Refrain]

3 From sin’s dominions, save us
This very hour;
That lives made pure and holy,
May show forth Thy pow’r. [Refrain]

4 Conformed to Thine own image,
Lord, may we be,
Till waking in Thy likeness,
Thy glory we see. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #7

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: For sanctifying power, we come today
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Holiness, through the blood