Spirit of power, anoint me for service

Spirit of power, anoint me for service

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [Spirit of power, anoint me for service]
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1. Spirit of power, anoint me for service,
Spirit of holiness, cleanse Thou my heart;
Give to my soul of Thyself a new vision,
And a new measure of power impart.

Refrain
Fill me with power for service and use me;
Is there not some work my weak hands can do?
Make me a channel of life and of blessing,
And with the Spirit anoint me anew.

2. Not one lost soul have I won for Thy kingdom,
All of my life has been fruitless and waste;
Others have joy for the jewels ingathered;
May not my soul of this joy have a taste? [Refrain]

3. Never before has my soul so an hungered
For Thy infilling, O Spirit of love!
Come to the throne, be my Master and Ruler,
Reign Thou and draw my affections above. [Refrain]

4. Myself I yield in complete consecration,
Body and spirit and soul to be Thine;
Spirit of power, regard Thou my yearnings,
And fill Thou me with Thy fullness divine. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5688

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

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First Line: Spirit of power, anoint me for service
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Fill me with power for service

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The Cyber Hymnal #5688
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