Secret of Power

Have you learned the blessed secret

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Have you learned the blessed secret]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Have you learned the blessed secret
Of the pow’r of Pentecost?
God hath in His word revealed it;
It is by the Holy Ghost.

Chorus:
Not by our toiling, not by our striving,
“But by my Spirit,” thus saith the Lord;
This is the secret, wonderful secret,
Secret of pow’r and blessing outpoured.

2 Have you now this blest enduement,
Freedom in the Holy Ghost?
Perfect liberty in service,
Saved unto the uttermost? [Chorus]

3 Pow’r and unction freely given
By the Spirit shed abroad;
Heritage of all believers,
As recorded in God’s word. [Chorus]

4 May He come in glorious fulness
Into ev’ry waiting heart,
Pentecostal gifts restoring,
Which He only can impart. [Chorus]


Source: Light and Life Songs No. 2 #53

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Have you learned the blessed secret
Title: Secret of Power
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Not by our toiling, not by our striving

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Light and Life Songs No. 2 #53

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Light and Life Songs No. 4 #53

The Christian Witness Songs #d37

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Voices of praise #53

Worship in Song #d74

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