Scripture Verse

The Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. John 14:17

Introduction

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Millie M. Lawhead
1874–1959

Words: Mil­lie M. Law­head, 1901.

Music: Ver­sa Hy­man (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

He has come, the Holy Spirit,
To my longing, waiting heart;
He has come, and like a fountain,
Joy and gladness upward start.

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He has come, He has come,
He has come, my Holy Guest;
He has come with all His fullness,
Come to reign within my breast.

Often would He hover o’er me,
Waiting me to let Him in;
Sweetest words of promise whisper:
I will cleanse you from all sin.

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Then I bade Him search the temple,
And reveal to me my need;
Now at last He makes me holy—
He is dwelling there indeed.

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Like the dew, O so refreshing,
Yet so gently He has come,
And He fills me with His presence,
Makes my heart His blessèd home.

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O the matchless condescension!
For the triune God in me
Deigns to live and bless forever;
Wondrous glory! Can it be?

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He has come, O hallelujah!
Joyful bells of Heaven ring,
Fill the earth with sweetest music,
Every soul awake and sing.

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