Filled with All the Fulness of God

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1 Holy Father, Thou hast spoken
Words beyond our grasp of thought,
Words of grace and power unbroken,
With mysterious glory fraught.

2 Promise and command combining,
Doubt to chase and faith to lift,—
Self renouncing, all resigning,
We would claim this mighty gift.

3 Take us, Lord, oh, take us truly,
Mind and soul and heart and will!
Empty us and cleanse us thoroughly,
Then with all Thy fullness fill.

4 Lord, we ask it, hardly knowing,
What this wondrous gift may be;
But fulfill to overflowing,—
Thy great meaning let us see.

5 Make us in Thy royal palace
Vessels worthy for the King;
From Thy fullness fill our chalice,
From Thy never-failing spring.

6 Father, by this blessèd filling,
Dwell Thyself in us, we pray!
We are waiting, Thou art willing!
Fill us with Thyself today!


Source: Hymns of Consecration and Faith #164

Author: Frances R. Havergal

Havergal, Frances Ridley, daughter of the Rev. W. H. Havergal, was born at Astley, Worcestershire, Dec. 14, 1836. Five years later her father removed to the Rectory of St. Nicholas, Worcester. In August, 1850, she entered Mrs. Teed's school, whose influence over her was most beneficial. In the following year she says, "I committed my soul to the Saviour, and earth and heaven seemed brighter from that moment." A short sojourn in Germany followed, and on her return she was confirmed in Worcester Cathedral, July 17, 1853. In 1860 she left Worcester on her father resigning the Rectory of St. Nicholas, and resided at different periods in Leamington, and at Caswall Bay, Swansea, broken by visits to Switzerland, Scotland, and North Wales. She died… Go to person page >

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First Line: Holy Father, Thou hast spoken
Title: Filled with All the Fulness of God
Author: Frances R. Havergal
Language: English
Publication Date: 1902
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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