Holy Spirit, lead us now

Holy Spirit, lead us now

Author: John Henry Yates
Tune: [Holy Spirit, lead us now]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Holy Spirit, lead us now
Boldly to the throne of grace;
While our heads in pray’r we bow,
Let Thy presence fill this place.
Holy Spirit, heav’nly Guide,
Lead us to the Crucified!

2 This is now our time of need,
This is now the day of grace;
Now, our souls with Manna feed,
Ere we leave this sacred place.
Holy Spirit, heav’nly Dove,
Lead us to the feast of love!

3 At the blessed mercy-seat
Peace and joy are freely giv’n;
While we wait at Jesus’ feet
Make this place the gate of Heav’n.
Holy Spirit, heav’nly Friend,
Now upon our hearts descend!

4 Weak and sinful though we be,
Jesus’ blood can cleanse from sin;
At the fountain full and free,
Wash and make us pure within.
Holy Spirit, Cleansing Fire,
Burn up ev’ry base desire!

Source: Sacred Songs No. 2 #103

Author: John Henry Yates

Rev. John H. Yates, was born in Batavia, N. Y., November 31, 1837. He was educated at the Batavia Union School, but at the age of eighteen was forced to engage in business as a clerk to help maintain his aged parents. For several years he was with his brother, Thomas Yates, in the shoe business; afterwards, for seven years, salesman in G. B. Worthington's hardware store. In 1871 he took charge of the fancy goods department in E. L. & G. D. Kenyon's double store and remained there fifteen years. In 1886 he was called to be local editor of the Progressive Batavian, and filled the position nearly ten years. When twenty-one years of age Mr. Yates was licensed to preach in the Methodist church, but was not ordained until 1897. For nearly seven y… Go to person page >

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First Line: Holy Spirit, lead us now
Author: John Henry Yates

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Sacred Songs No. 2 #103

Sacred Songs No. 2 (words ed.) #d59

Songs of Service and Praise #d34

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