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Waiting for a Blessing

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1 We are waiting for a blessing;
Send a Pentecostal shower.
Human weakness we’re confessing,
Manifest Thyself with power.

2 Send the Spirit now, dear Father,
Unto every humble soul;
Fill us with Thy loving power,
Purify and make us whole.

3 What a wonderful baptism
with the Holy Ghost and fire,
Wrought in me a new creation,
O my soul now mounts up higher.

Source: Songs of Praise #168b

Author: R. E. Winsett

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 >

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First Line: We are waiting for a blessing
Title: Waiting for a Blessing
Author: R. E. Winsett
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

His Voice in Song #d157

Let Everybody Sing #d245

Revival Refrains #d39

Sing Hosannas (a revised and enlarged ed. of Let Everybody Sing) #d270

Songs of Pentecostal Power #d137

Songs of Pentecostal Power, Complete #2

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Songs of Praise #168b

Spiritual Songs #d221

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