Addressing the Holy Spirit

Once more we come before our God

Author: J. Hart
Published in 169 hymnals

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

O blessed Lord, we sing to Thee,
In glad triumphant strains;
No service can a burden be,
To hearts where Jesus reigns.

Father, Thy quick’ning Spirit send,
From heav’n in Jesus’ name,
And bid our waiting minds attend,
And put our souls in frame.

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

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

Source: Twentieth (20th) Century Songs Part One #100

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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Church Hymnal, Mennonite #168

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