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).

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

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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