Behold, I send the promise of My Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.@Luke 24:49
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Wilbur F. Crafts (1850-1922)

Wilbur F. Crafts, in Gospel Hymns No. 5, edited by Ira D. Sankey, James McGranahan & George C. Stebbins (New York/Chicago/Cincinnati: John Church/Biglow & Main, 1887), number 130.

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James McGranahan (1840-1907)

We bow our knees unto the Father
Of Christ the Lord of earth and Heaven,
That riches of His grace and glory
And power for service may be given.

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We are waiting for the promise of the Father—
For the Holy Spirit’s power;
O our Father, for Thy Spirit we are waiting,
Even now, this very hour.
We are waiting for His coming,
We are waiting for His coming,
For the Holy Spirit’s power;
O our Father, for Thy Spirit we are waiting,
Even now, this very hour.

O fill the inward man with power,
As Christ within our hearts doth dwell,
Our root in Him, though storms may lower,
Victorious love we still shall tell.

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The love that passeth knowledge give us,
Its height and depth and breadth and length;
Abundantly beyond our asking,
Beyond our thought give us Thy strength.

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Thy power it is that worketh in us,
O multiply it here today,
And Christ, our Lord, shall have the glory
Within His Church through endless day.

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