Holy Spirit, come in

My soul crieth out for the Spirit

Author: J. Wilbur Chapman
Tune: [My soul crieth out for the Spirit]
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 My soul crieth out for the Spirit,
I’m hung’ring and thirsting to know
The fulness of blessing He giveth;
Now fill me while humble I bow.

Come in, come in! Holy Spirit,
Thy work of great blessing begin;
By faith I lay hold of Thy promise,
And claim complete vict’ry o’er sin.

2 O Spirit of God and of Jesus,
Blest Trinity, come and possess
My body, my soul, and my spirit,
And fill me with Thy holiness. [Refrain]

3 My body make meet for Thy temple;
My heart make Thou whiter than snow;
My spirit make loving and gentle—
Oh, fill me while humble I bow! [Refrain]

4 Oh, ye that are thirsting for fulness,
Make room by forsaking all sin;
Surrender to Him your whole nature,
By faith let the Spirit come in. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's New Revival Hymnal: as used at the Torrey-Alexander meetings #4

Author: J. Wilbur Chapman

John Wilbur Chapman (June 17, 1859, Richmond, Indiana – December 25, 1918, New York, New York) was a Presbyterian evangelist in the late 19th Century, generally traveling with gospel singer Charles Alexander. His parents were Alexander H. and Lorinda (McWhinney) Chapman. Chapman grew up attending Quaker Day School and Methodist Sunday School. At age 17, he made a public declaration of his Christian faith and joined the Richmond Presbyterian Church. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Lake Forest College and his seminary degree from Lane Theological Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio. He completed his ordination into the ministry 13 April 1881, while still attending Lane. He was later awarded a Doctorate in Divinity from the College… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My soul crieth out for the Spirit
Title: Holy Spirit, come in
Author: J. Wilbur Chapman
Refrain First Line: Come in, come in, blessed Spirit



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