Scripture Verse

They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. Acts 2:2–3


Words & Mu­sic: Charles H. Ga­bri­el, in Great Re­vi­val Hymns, No. 2, by Ho­mer A. Ro­de­hea­ver & Bent­ley D. Ack­ley (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Ro­de­hea­ver, 1912) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Charles H. Gabriel (1856–1932)


Lord, as of old, at Pentecost,
Thou didst Thy power display,
With cleansing, purifying flame,
Descend on us today.


Lord, send the old-time power,
The Pentecostal power!
Thy floodgates of blessing,
On us throw open wide!
Lord, send the old-time power,
The Pentecostal power!
That sinners be converted
And Thy name glorified!

For mighty works for Thee, prepare
And strengthen every heart;
Come, take possession of Thine own,
And ne­ver more depart.


All self consume, all sin destroy!
With earnest zeal endue
Each waiting heart to work for Thee;
O Lord, our faith renew!


Speak, Lord! before Thy throne we wait,
Thy promise we believe,
And will not let Thee go until
The blessing we receive.