Back to Pentecost

I will not leave you comfortless, but if I go away

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [I will not leave you comfortless] (Morris)
Published in 12 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 “I will not leave you comfortless,”
But if I go away,
Will send the Holy Comforter,
Your royal Guest forevermore,
Abiding day by day.

Refrain:
Has he come to you, to you, to you?
Has the Comforter come to you?
The Lord will reprove the world of sin,
When the Comforter comes to you.

2 Church of the Living God arise
The fullness to receive,
Until the lost in ev’ry place
Shall feel the need of saving grace,
And shall on Christ believe. [Refrain]

3 God’s skies are full of Pentecosts,
For you, for me, for all;
Then let us humbly, boldly press,
Our heritage in Christ possess,
That pow’r from heav’n may fall. [Refrain]

4 Then quickly “back to Pentecost,”
That blessed upper room;
And pray the mighty Lord of Hosts,
To send on us the Holy Ghost,
And tarry till he come. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns of the Comforter #59

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: I will not leave you comfortless, but if I go away
Title: Back to Pentecost
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Has he come to you

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 12 of 12)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Alexander's New Revival Hymnal: as used at the Torrey-Alexander meetings #105Page Scan
Assembly Songs #124
Full Gospel Songs #27
Glorious Gospel Hymns #d234
Great Gospel Songs #27
Hymns of the Comforter #59Text
Select Revival Hymns : a collection of new and old hymns suitable for every department of church work, Bible school, young people's societies, prayer meetings, evangelistic services, Y.M.C.A... #68Page Scan
Songs of Praise #d105
Songs of Praise and Salvation #136AudioPage Scan
Songs of the Living Way #d33
Tears and Triumphs No. 3 #113Page Scan
The Best of All: complete #59Page Scan



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