Lift the flood gates

In thy name, O blessed Savior Gathered in this sacred place

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [In thy name, O blessed Savior]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In thy name, O blessed Saviour,
Gathered in this sacred place;
Here we seek a Father’s blessing,
Plead and pray for needed grace;
From the ocean of thy fulness,
Boundless, fathomless and free,
Let a tidal wave come sweeping,
Setting hearts at liberty.

Lift the flood-gates, lift the flood-gates,
Let the tide come sweeping in;
Blessed tide of full salvation,
Washing, cleansing from all sin.

2 Lift the flood-gates, let salvation
In tremendous currents flow,
To the uttermost fulfilling
Thy blest mission here below;
Until myriads of sinners,
Borne on love’s resistless tide,
Shall be swept into the kingdom,
And believers sanctified. [Refrain]

3 It is coming, we believe it,
Thou dost hear and answer pray’r;
It is coming, we shall see it,
Thine almighty arm made bare;
Tides of power, tides of glory,
Holy tides of perfect love,
Satisfying, overflowing,
Coming on us from above. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song Number Two #12

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: In thy name, O blessed Savior Gathered in this sacred place
Title: Lift the flood gates
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Copyright: Public Domain



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Songs of Praise and Power #d138

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The Old Story in Song Number Two #12

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