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Send the power again

There was power, O Lord, in the days of old

Author: William C. Poole
Tune: [There was power, O Lord]
Published in 14 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There was pow’r, O Lord, in the days of old,
To kindle a fire in hearts grown cold;
That we on Thy word may now lay hold,
Lord, send that pow’r again.

Lord, send the pow’r again,
O send the pow’r again!
We believe on Thy name,
And Thy promise we claim,
Lord, send the pow’r again.

2 There was pow’r by which every tongue could speak,
New life-giving pow’r unto the weak,
That sent them the wand’ring ones to seek—
Lord, send that pow’r again. [Refrain]

3 There was pow’r to set ev’ry captive free
And give to Thy servants liberty
To speak and to pray and work for Thee—
Lord, send that pow’r again. [Refrain]

4 There was pow’r, O Lord, in the old-time pray’r,
It thrilled every heart and lingered there,
Till we in Thy glory seemed to share—
Lord, send that pow’r again. [Refrain]

Source: Great Revival Hymns No.2 #76

Author: William C. Poole

William C. Poole was born and raised on a farm in Maryland. His parents belonged to the Methodist church. He graduated from Washington College and became a Methodist minister in Wilmington, Delaware area. He was pastor of McCabe Memorial, Richardson Park and other churches. In 1913 he was superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Delaware. He wrote about five hundred hymns. The writing was done as recreation and a diversion from his pastoral work. His goal in writing as well as in being a minister was to help people. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There was power, O Lord, in the days of old
Title: Send the power again
Author: William C. Poole
Refrain First Line: Lord, send the power again



The Cyber Hymnal #11977
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The Cyber Hymnal #11977

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