Saturday, June 11

His Floodgates of Blessing

Lord, as of old, at Pentecost,

Thou didst Thy pow’r 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 nevermore 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.

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 Gabriel, 1911

1 comment:

Ben said...

Thanks for posting this great and inspiring old hymn. Today we got word that the missionary who was to be speaking tomorrow could not make it, so I had to hurriedly prepare a Pentecost sermon. The time spent in Acts 2 was a blessing and a reminder of God's first fruits. The harvest goes on.