In Thy Holy Place

In Thy holy place we bow

Author: Samuel Frederick Coffman
Tune: [In Thy holy place we bow]
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1 In thy holy place we bow,
perfumes sweet to heaven rise,
while our golden censers glow
with the fire of sacrifice.
Saints low bending, prayers ascending,
holy lips and hands implore,
faith believing and receiving
grace from thee whom we adore.

2 Holy light doth fill this place;
Spirit, light our way to guide.
In the presence of thy face,
sin’s deceptions ne’er can hide.
Heaven’s gleaming, fullness streaming,
life and truth for all are found;
light pervading, never fading,
lighting all the world around.

3 On thy holy bread we feed,
hunger never more to know.
Thou suppliest all our need;
Savior, whither shall we go?
Ne’er forsaking, here partaking
bread our souls to satisfy;
here abiding and confiding,
we shall never want nor die.

Source: Voices Together #40

Author: Samuel Frederick Coffman

Born: June 11, 1872, Dale En­ter­prise, Rock­ing­ham Coun­ty, Vir­gin­ia. Died: June 28, 1954, Vine­land, On­tar­io, Ca­na­da. Buried: First Men­non­ite Church, Vine­land, On­tar­io, Ca­na­da. Coffman spent most of his school years in Elk­hart Coun­ty, In­di­a­na, where his fam­i­ly had moved in 1879. He grad­u­at­ed from the Elk­hart High School in 1890, and at­tend­ed the Moo­dy Bi­ble Ins­ti­tute (1894-95 and for six months in 1897-98). From 1890-94, he worked for the Men­non­ite Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny in Elk­hart. He was con­vert­ed at meet­ings held in Elk­hart by his fa­ther, and was bap­tized on May 26, 1888. He was elect­ed su­per­in­tend­ent of the Elk­hart Men­non­ite S… Go to person page >

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First Line: In Thy holy place we bow
Title: In Thy Holy Place
Author: Samuel Frederick Coffman
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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