Scripture Verse

He breathed on them and said, Receive the Holy Spirit. John 20:22

Introduction

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Charles H. Gabriel
1856–1932

Words: Ci­vil­la D. Mar­tin, in Cream of Song, by Le­an­der L. Pick­ett, O. Burke Cul­pep­per & Will­iam E. Marks (Lou­is­ville, Ken­tuc­ky: Pick­ett Pub­lish­ing, 1906), num­ber 1.

Music: Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Civilla D. Martin
1866–1948

Lyrics

Long years we have yearned
For the showers of blessing,
Have earnestly prayed for abundance of rain;
Praise God, some are singing
The new song of Heaven,
The breath of the Spirit brings power again.

Refrain

Power again, power again,
Our hearts have been tuned to the sweet refrain,
The breath of the Spirit brings power again.

The life has been fruitless,
The heart dry and thirsty,
The task of the Master seemed given in vain;
But now ev’ry day is a day of rich blessing,
The breath of the Spirit brings power again.

Refrain

No tithes have been brought
To the storehouse of Heaven,
Our powers for service long dormant have lain;
But now ev’ry impulse is used in God’s glory,
The breath of the Spirit brings power again.

Refrain

No souls have been won
For the kingdom of glory,
But power for service we now may obtain;
Then gladly as reapers we enter the harvest,
The breath of the Spirit brings power again.

Refrain