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Have Ye Received the Holy Ghost?

Ye are the temples, Jesus hath spoken

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Ye are the temples, Jesus hath spoken]
Published in 36 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Ye are the temples, Jesus hath spoken,
Temples of God’s holy Spirit divine;
Have ye receiv’d him, bidden him enter,
Make his abode in that poor heart of thine?

Have ye receiv’d, since ye believ’d,
The blessed Holy Ghost?
He who has promis’d, gift of the Father,
Have ye receiv’d the Holy Ghost?

2 He who has pardon’d surely will cleanse thee,
All of the dross of thy nature refine;
Cleans’d from all sin, his power will enter,
Fill you and thrill you with power divine. [Refrain]

3 Showers of mercy, fulness of blessing,
Ever the Spirit’s indwelling attend;
’Tis this enduement, power of service,
Fruits for your labor he surely will send. [Refrain]

4 Weary of wand’ring, come into Canaan,
Feast on the fullness and fat of the land;
Feed on the manna, dwell in the sunshine,
Led by his Spirit and kept by his hand. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song #83

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

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." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ye are the temples, Jesus hath spoken
Title: Have Ye Received the Holy Ghost?
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris



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