Scripture Verse

Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? Acts 19:2


Words & Mu­sic: Le­lia N. Mor­ris, in Songs of Love and Praise No. 4, ed­it­ed by John R. Swe­ney et al. (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1897), num­ber 44 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lelia N. Morris (1862–1929)



Ye are the tem­ples, Je­sus hath spok­en,
Temples of God’s Ho­ly Spir­it di­vine;
Have ye re­ceived Him, bid­den Him en­ter,
Make His abode in that poor heart of thine?


Have ye re­ceived, since ye be­lieved,
The bless­èd Holy Ghost?
He who was pro­mised, gift of the Fa­ther,
Have ye re­ceived the Ho­ly Ghost?

He who has par­doned sure­ly will cleanse thee,
All of the dross of thy na­ture re­fine;
Cleansed from all sin, His Spir­it will en­ter,
Fill you and thrill you with pow­er di­vine.


Showers of mer­cy, full­ness of bless­ing,
Ever the Spir­it’s in­dwell­ing at­tend;
’Tis the en­due­ment, pow­er for ser­vice,
Fruits for your la­bor He sure­ly will send.