Scripture Verse

Be filled with the Spirit. Ephesians 5:18

Introduction

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Almeda W. Driscoll
(1856–1927)

Words: Al­me­da W. Dris­coll, 1908.

Music: At­lan­tic Ci­ty Ly­man F. Jack­son, 1908 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

I pray Thee! I pray Thee! O Father Almighty,
The gift of Thy Spirit to me now impart;
I long to be holy, and fit for Thy service;
O grant He may ever abide in my heart.

I pray Thee! I pray Thee! O Father Almighty,
Now list to my pleading, and grant my request,
That in each endeavor I’ll honor Thee fully,
Inspired by Thy promise to honor; I’ll rest.

I pray Thee! I pray Thee! O Father Almighty,
To take from me wholly all sinful desire;
I come in my weakness, for strength I entreat Thee;
Baptize me, O Father, with Thy sacred fire!