Scripture Verse

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


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

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Mor­ris,

Lelia N. Morris (1862–1929)



Titian (1488–1576)

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!


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.


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.


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.