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A Prayer for Power

In the upper room at Jerusalem, Waiting for the power

Author: James Bruce Mackay
Tune: [In the upper room at Jerusalem]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 In the upper room at Jerusalem,
Waiting for the pow’r,
The disciples pray’d, till there came to them
God’s promise’d pow’r.

Lord, give me pow’r,
Pow’r, pow’r,
Lord, give me pow’r,
The pow’r of the Holy Ghost,
O come Thyself, blessed Holy Ghost,
Descend today as at Pentecost,
I pray for pow’r,
Lord, give me pow’r.

2 Lord, at Thy command I am waiting here,
Praying for the pow’r,
Let the cloven tongues in my soul appear,
Fill me with pow’r. [Refrain]

3 Give me power now over self and sin,
Sanctifying pow’r,
That this temple, Lord, may be pure within,
O give me pow’r. [Refrain]

4 Let me tarry here, till my soul receives
Pentecostal pow’r,
Thou hast promis’d, Lord, and my heart believes,
O give me pow’r. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #273

Author: James Bruce Mackay

Late 19th Century  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the upper room at Jerusalem, Waiting for the power
Title: A Prayer for Power
Author: James Bruce Mackay
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Lord, give me pow'r
Publication Date: 1922
Copyright: Public Domain
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