Tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.@Luke 24:49
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Pentecost
Titian (1488-1576)

Lelia N. Morris, in Songs of the Century, edited by George D. Elderkin, John R. Sweney & William J. Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: George D. Elderkin Publishing Company, 1900) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lelia N. Morris (1862-1929)

The power that fell at Pentecost,
When in that upper room,
Upon the watching, waiting ones,
The Holy Ghost had come,
Remaineth evermore the same,
Unchanging still, O praise His name!

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The power, the power, the Pentecostal power,
Is just the same today, is just the same today;
The power, the power, the Pentecostal power,
Is just the same today.

Ye shall have power, said Jesus when
The Holy Ghost is come.

Your loosened tongues shall speak His praise,
Your lips no more be dumb;
The timid, shrinking ones be brave,
To reach a hand the lost to save.

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The wavering shall steadfast become;
The weak in faith be strong;
With holy boldness going forth,
Denouncing sin and wrong;
With burning zeal each heart aflame,
A whole salvation to proclaim.

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Breathe on us now the Holy Ghost,
The young and old inspire;
Let each receive the Pentecost,
Send hearts and tongues of fire;
Thou wonderful transforming power,
Come now in this accepted hour.

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