1 Before our Saviour rose on high,
In clouds ascending to the sky,
He called His friends, the faithful few,
And gave them work for Him to do.
2 He knew their weakness and their needs,
Alone, they never could succeed;
“All power” was His, the world to save,
And so this precious word He gave.
3 He gave them too a strange command,
(So seemed it to the little band,)
To tarry in Jerusalem
Till heavenly power should come to them.
4 With one accord they watched and prayed,
Their trusting hearts on Jesus stayed;
At Pentecost, the Spirit came
With rushing wind and tongues of flame.
5 Then was fulfilled the promise old;
This was the day so long foretold;
“Rejoice, O Zion, in the Lord,
My Spirit then shall be outpoured.”
6 Then were they brave to testify
Of Jesus, risen up on high;
They spoke in different tongues and all
Might hear the blessed Gospel call.
7 O Lord, in Jesus’ name, we pray,
Be this our Pentecostal day,
And may Thy Spirit, like a dove,
Fill every heart with peace and love.
8 Then bravely, gladly, shall we tell
Of Jesus, our Emmanuel;
New tongues shall speak Thy grace Divine,
And all the glory shall be Thine.
Source: The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #92
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Primary and Junior Hymnal #64||Before our Savior rose on high||Before our Savior rose on high||[Before our Savior rose on high]||E. E. Hewitt||1909||Whitsuntide ||
|The Primary Sunday School Hymnal #d13||Before our Savior rose on high||Before our Savior rose on high||Eliza E. Hewitt||1902|
|The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #92||Before our Saviour rose on high||Before our Saviour rose on high||Miss Eliza E. Hewitt||1900|
|The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #92||Before our Saviour rose on high||Before our Saviour rose on high||[Before our Saviour rose on high]||Miss Eliza E. Hewitt||1899||Emmanuel | ; Power | ; Whitsuntide | ; Work ||