1 Lord we tarry for the power,
Every heart in one accord;
Waiting for the heav’nly shower,
That is promised in Thy word.
Jesus send the old-time power,
The heart-searching power
The soul converting power,
Like they had at Pentecost,
As we tarry send the power,
The comforting power;
The edifying power,
As poured out at Pentecost.
2 We are waiting for a blessing,
Send a Pentecostal show’r;
Human weakness we’re confessing,
Manifest Thyself with Pow’r. [Refrain]
3 Send the Spirit now dear Father,
Unto every humble soul;
Fill us with Thy loving power,
Purify and make us whole. [Refrain]
4 What a wonderful baptism
With the Holy Ghost and fire;
Wrought in me a new creation.
O my soul now mounts up high’r. [Refrain]
Robert Emmett Winsett (January 15, 1876 — June 26, 1952 (aged 76) was an American composer and publisher of Gospel music.
Winsett was born in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, and graduated from the Bowman Normal School of Music in 1899.
He founded his own publishing company in 1903, and his first publication, Winsett's Favorite Songs, quickly became popular among the Baptist and Pentecostal churches of the American South. Pentecostal Power followed in 1907; that year Winsett completed postgraduate work at a conservatory.
He married Birdie Harris in 1908, and had three sons and two daughters with her. He settled in Fort Smith, Arkansas, continuing to compose gospel songs, of which he would write over 1,000 in total. He became a minister… Go to person page >