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Addressing the Holy Spirit

Once more we come before our God

Author: J. Hart
Published in 181 hymnals

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1 Once more we come before our God;
Once more His blessings ask.
O may not duty seem a load,
O may not duty seem a load,
Nor worship prove a task.

2 Father, Thy quickening Spirit send
From heaven in Jesus’ name,
To make our waiting minds attend,
To make our waiting minds attend,
And put our souls in frame.

3 May we receive the Word we hear,
Each in an honest heart;
And keep the precious treasure there,
And keep the precious treasure there,
And never with it part.

4 To seek Thee all our hearts dispose,
To each Thy blessings suit;
And let the seed Thy servant sows,
And let the seed Thy servant sows
Produce abundant fruit.


Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #40

Author: J. Hart

Hart, Joseph, was born in London in 1712. His early life is involved in obscurity. His education was fairly good; and from the testimony of his brother-in-law, and successor in the ministry in Jewin Street, the Rev. John Hughes, "his civil calling was" for some time "that of a teacher of the learned languages." His early life, according to his own Experience which he prefaced to his Hymns, was a curious mixture of loose conduct, serious conviction of sin, and endeavours after amendment of life, and not until Whitsuntide, 1757, did he realize a permanent change, which was brought about mainly through his attending divine service at the Moravian Chapel, in Fetter Lane, London, and hearing a sermon on Rev. iii. 10. During the next two years ma… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Once more we come before our God
Title: Addressing the Holy Spirit
Author: J. Hart
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


ST. AGNES (Dykes)

John B. Dykes (PHH 147) composed ST. AGNES for [Jesus the Very Thought of Thee]. Dykes named the tune after a young Roman Christian woman who was martyred in A.D. 304 during the reign of Diocletian. St. Agnes was sentenced to death for refusing to marry a nobleman to whom she said, "I am already eng…

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