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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

The comforter is here today

The comforter is here today

Author: William J. Kirkpatrick
Tune: [The Comforter is here today]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The Comforter is here today,
To save our souls and “have His way;”
He’ll cleanse us now and with us stay!
O let the Comforter in.
Let the Comforter now come in,
Let the Comforter now come in;
Let Him in to stay, let Him have His way,
Let the Comforter now come in.

2 He wants to make our hearts His throne,
Where he can rule and reign alone,
And claim our service as His own,
O let the Comforter in.
Let the Comforter now come in,
Let the Comforter now come in;
Let Him in to stay, let Him have His way,
Let the Comforter now come in.

3 He’ll give us grace, He’ll give us light,
To walk by faith and not by sight,
He’ll give us overcoming might;
O let the Comforter in.
Let the Comforter now come in,
Let the Comforter now come in;
Let Him in to stay, let Him have His way,
Let the Comforter now come in.

4 He’ll feed us with the finest wheat,
He’ll give us milk and honey sweet,
And heav’nly manna we may eat,
O let the Comforter in.
Let the Comforter now come in,
Let the Comforter now come in;
Let Him in to stay, let Him have His way,
Let the Comforter now come in.

5 O Savior Lord, who died for me,
I now surrender all to thee,
Thy Spirit brings me liberty;
O let the Comforter in.
Blessed Comforter! now come in;
Blessed Comforter! now come in;
Come, and with me stay; come and have thy way;
Blessed Comforter! now come in.

Source: The Best of All: complete #113

Author: William J. Kirkpatrick

William J. Kirkpatrick (b. Duncannon, PA, 1838; d. Philadelphia, PA, 1921) received his musical training from his father and several other private teachers. A carpenter by trade, he engaged in the furniture business from 1862 to 1878. He left that profession to dedicate his life to music, serving as music director at Grace Methodist Church in Philadelphia. Kirkpatrick compiled some one hundred gospel song collections; his first, Devotional Melodies (1859), was published when he was only twenty-one years old. Many of these collections were first published by the John Hood Company and later by Kirkpatrick's own Praise Publishing Company, both in Philadelphia. Bert Polman Go to person page >

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First Line: The comforter is here today
Author: William J. Kirkpatrick
Refrain First Line: Let the Comforter now come in

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Songs of Praise and Power #d265

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The Best of All #113

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