Scripture Verse

Sanctified by faith that is in me. Acts 26:18

Introduction

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Henry J. E. Holmes (1852–1938)

Words: Ber­tha Fen­nell, in Hymns of Con­se­cra­tion and Faith, by James Moun­tain (Lon­don: Mar­shall Bro­thers, new & en­larged edi­tion, 1902), num­ber 104.

Music: Crys­tal Sea Hen­ry J. E. Holmes (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Fen­nell (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Holmes,

Lyrics

Savior, I by faith am touch­ing
Thee, the source of ev­ery good;
Virtue now, by faith am claim­ing,
Thro’ the cleans­ing of Thy blood.

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Touching Thee, new life is glow­ing,
By Thy Spi­rit’s burn­ing flame;
Cleansing, purg­ing, spi­rit fill­ing,
Glory to Thy ho­ly name!

Touching Thee in faith, I pro­mise,
By Thine own un­fail­ing aid,
Prompt obe­di­ence, in­stant serv­ice,
When and where it should be paid.

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Touching now Thine out­stretched scep­ter,
O most migh­ty King of kings;
Of Thy full­ness now re­ceiv­ing,
High I mount on ea­gle wings.

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Grace and vir­tue, strength and wis­dom,
All my need, by Thee sup­plied,
Keep me touch­ing, keep me claim­ing,
Keep me ev­er at Thy side.

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