When we come to thy house

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1 When we come to thy house, O holy Father!
And unite in fervent prayer,
May the breath of the Spirit be upon us,
And thy mercy greet us there.

Bless us now as we worship at thy feet;
Bless us now as thy mercy we entreat;
Bless us now, let our cleansing be complete;
Come and bless us now.

2 When we come to thy courts, O blessed Father!
And unite to offer praise,
May the Spirit inspire us with devotion,
And our songs to thee we raise. [Refrain]

3 When we worship before thee, O heav’nly Father!
And in deep repentance kneel,
May the Spirit of power rest upon us,
And thy grace in us reveal. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.2 #153

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

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First Line: When we come to thy house
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Bless us now as we worship


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Triumphant Songs No.2 #153

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