Addressing the Holy Spirit

Once more we come before our God

Author: J. Hart
Published in 158 hymnals

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1 Once more we come before our God,
Once more his Blessing ask;
Oh, may not duty seem a Load!
Nor Worship prove a Task.

2 Father, thy quick'ning Spirit send
From Heav'n, in Jesu's Name,
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;
Hoard up the precious Treasure there,
And never with it part.

4 To seek Thee all our Hearts dispose,
To each thy Blessing suit.
And let the Seed thy Servant sows
Produce a copious Fruit.

5 Bid the refreshing North Wind wake;
Say to the South Wind, blow;
Let ev'ry Plant the Pow'r partake,
And all the Garden grow.

6 Revive the Parch'd with heav'nly Show'rs,
The cold with Warmth Divine;
And as the Benefit is ours,
Be all the Glory thine.

Source: The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (1st Ed.) #CCX

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 >

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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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