Tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.@Luke 24:49

A. C. Bane, in Songs of the Century, edited by George D. Elderkin, John R. Sweney & William J. Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: George D. Elderkin Publishing Company, 1900), number 26.

Josephine H. Sweney (🔊 pdf nwc).

There’s a blessèd promise giv’n
By the Father up in Heav’n,
Oh, tarry in the city for the power!
’Twas the promised Holy Ghost
Which He gave at Pentecost,
Oh, tarry in the city for the power!

Refrain

Oh, tarry for the power,
The old, anointing power,
Oh, tarry for another Pentecost!
The Spirit then will fall,
Baptize you one and all,
Oh, tarry for the blessèd Holy Ghost.

This great blessing is for you
If to Christ you will be true,
But tarry in the city for the power!
Let us hear His great command,
Go, disciple all the land,
But tarry in the city for the power!

Refrain

He will cleanse your heart from sin,
Make you pure like Him within,
So tarry in the city for the power!
He will holiness implant,
And all grace to you will grant,
So tarry in the city for the power!

Refrain

He will comfort, teach and fill,
If to Him you give your will,
Yes, tarry in the city for the power!
He’ll anoint you from above,
Fill your heart with perfect love,
Yes, tarry in the city for the power!

Refrain

Our great Comforter has come,
And the church must give Him room,
Now tarry in the city for the power!
He’ll baptize with sacred fire,
Keep you till you’re called up higher,
Now tarry in the city for the power!

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