1. There is sanctifying power,
Like a sweet, refreshing shower,
Waiting for each consecrated heart;
Power to cleanse us from all sin,
Power to keep us pure within,
Power for service which He will impart.
I’m so glad, I’m so glad
For this saving, sanctifying power!
Waves of glory o’er me roll,
Peace abides within my soul,
I’m so glad for this sanctifying power!
2. I’m so glad it reaches me,
All unworthy tho’ I be,
Overcoming grace made freely mine.
Since the Comforter abides,
And within my heart resides,
I am walking in the light divine. [Refrain]
3. This God’s will for you and me,
That we sanctified should be,
Dwelling in this land of plenteousness.
Fling your doubts and fears aside;
Boldly cross the Jordan’s tide,
And your heritage in Christ possess. [Refrain]
4. Songs of praises let us sing
To our blessèd Lord and King
For this great salvation rich and free:
Every needed grace supplied,
Every longing satisfied,
Saved for time and for eternity. [Refrain]
Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by."
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