The Old Time Power

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1 O Lord, revive the old-time power,
Thy people need a mighty shower;
The power our fathers used to know,
Lord, send the power of long ago.

The old-time power, the old-time power,
O send it, Lord, this very hour;
Let not the old-time power be lost,
Lord, send the fire of Pentecost.

2 The power that in the soul was felt;
The power that made the heart to melt;
The power that caused the tear to flow;
Lord, send that power of long ago. [Chorus]

3 The power that did the prison shake;
The power that made the sinner quake;
That answered to Elijah's call;
Lord, let that power upon us fall. [Chorus]

4 Lord, for that power we look to thee,
The power that made the blind to see;
The power that made the lame to leap,
The deaf to hear, the dumb to speak. [Chorus]

5 O blessed Lord, to thee we pray,
O fill us with that power to-day;
Then we for thee will rise and shine,
And all the glory shall be thine. [Chorus]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #108

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Lord, revive the old time power
Title: The Old Time Power
Author: Johnson Oatman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The old time power
Copyright: Public Domain



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