Lord, as of old at Pentecost
Thou didst Thy power display,
With cleansing purifying flame,
Descend on us today.
For mighty works for Thee, prepare
And strengthen every heart;
Come, take possession of Thine own
And nevermore depart. [Chorus]
All self consume, all sin destroy!
With earnest zeal endue
Each waiting heart to work for Thee;
O Lord, our faith renew! [Chorus]
Speak, Lord! before Thy throne we wait,
Thy promise we believe,
And will not let Thee go until
The blessing we receive. [Chorus]
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!
Charles H. Gabriel, 1912
Read Acts 2:1-4
(For mighty works for Thee, prepare and strengthen every heart. Preparation can sometimes be a challenge. It’s slow, time-consuming and keeps us from getting underway. It often requires discipline and self-denial. Consider preparation required for a race or a test. Aren’t the results worth it? So what stops us from preparing or surrendering to God’s preparation regimen to accomplish mighty works for Him? Isn’t the display of His power and His glory worth it?)
Some more thoughts about Pentecost: Babel and Pentecost