Old-Time Power

We are gathered for Thy blessing

Author: Paul Rader (1917)
Tune: TABERNACLE (Rader)
Published in 33 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 We are gathered for Thy blessing,
We will wait upon our God;
We will trust in Him who loved us,
And who bought us with His blood.

Refrain:
Spirit, now melt and move
All of our hearts with love,
Breathe on us from above
With old-time pow'r.

2 We will glory in Thy power,
We will sing of wondrous grace;
In our midst as Thou hast promised,
Come, O come and take Thy place. [Refrain]

3 Bring us low in prayer before Thee,
And with faith our souls inspire,
Till we claim by faith the promise
Of the Holy Ghost and fire. [Refrain]

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #258

Author: Paul Rader

Rader was one of the most powerful evangelistic preachers of the early 20th Century. He described himself as an ex-bellboy, ex-cowboy, ex-prospector, ex-football player, and ex-pugilist. He was pastor of Moody Church in Chicago, Illinois (1915–21), and followed founder Albert Simpson as president of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (1920–23). He also founded the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle in 1922 and pastored it for 11 years. Rader wrote many Gospel song lyrics and a few tunes, and was instrumental in founding of the Tabernacle Publishing Company. Rader was a pioneer of Christian broadcasting, as well: In the early 1920’s, the beginning days of radio, station WBBM in Chicago, Illinois, closed every Sunday. Rader received… Go to person page >

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The Cyber Hymnal #5069
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Timeless Truths #935
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