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Tarry for the power

There's a blessed promise given

Author: A. C. Bane
Tune: [There's a blessed promise given]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a blessed promise giv’n
By the Father up in Heav’n,
Oh, tarry in the city for the power!
’Twas the promised Holy Ghost
Which He gave at Pentecost,
Oh, tarry in the city for the power!

Oh, tarry for the power,
The old, anointing power,
Oh, tarry for another Pentecost!
The Spirit then will fall,
Baptize you one and all,
Oh, tarry for the blessèd Holy Ghost.

2 This great blessing is for you
If to Christ you will be true,
But tarry in the city for the power!
Let us hear His great command,
Go, disciple all the land,
But tarry in the city for the power! [Refrain]

3 He will cleanse your heart from sin,
Make you pure like Him within,
So tarry in the city for the power!
He will holiness implant,
And all grace to you will grant,
So tarry in the city for the power! [Refrain]

4 He will comfort, teach and fill,
If to Him you give your will,
Yes, tarry in the city for the power!
He’ll anoint you from above,
Fill your heart with perfect love,
Yes, tarry in the city for the power! [Refrain]

5 Our great Comforter has come,
And the church must give Him room,
Now tarry in the city for the power!
He’ll baptize with sacred fire,
Keep you till you’re called up higher,
Now tarry in the city for the power! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9389

Author: A. C. Bane

He was a minister in the late 19th century. He lived in San Francisco, California and was a member of the Anti-Saloon League of America. He also wrote "Indictment against the California Wine Industry" in 1914. Dianne Shapiro Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a blessed promise given
Title: Tarry for the power
Author: A. C. Bane
Refrain First Line: O, tarry for the power



The Cyber Hymnal #9389
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #9389

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