Holy Ghost, we bid thee welcome

Holy Ghost, we bid thee welcome

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Holy Ghost, we bid thee welcome]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Holy Ghost, we bid thee welcome,
Source of life and power thou art;
Promise of our heav’nly Father,
Now thrice welcome to my heart.

Welcome, welcome, welcome,
Holy Ghost, we welcome thee;
Come in power and fill the temple,
Holy Ghost, we welcome thee.

2 Here like empty earthen vessels
Lying at the Master’s feet,
Small but clean thro’ Jesus’ merit,
Wait till thou thy work complete. [Refrain]

3 Come like dew from heaven falling,
Come like spring’s refreshing shower;
Holy Ghost, for thee we’re calling,
Come in all thy quickening power. [Refrain]

4 Hearts are open to receive thee,
Tho’ we’ve griev’d thee o’er and o’er,
Holy Ghost, we greatly need thee,
Come, abide forevermore. [Refrain]

Source: The Best of All: complete #251

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Holy Ghost, we bid thee welcome
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Welcome, welcome, welcome



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