Song: Waiting for the Promise in Gospel Hymns No. 5

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Copyright 1887, by James McGranahan

Published in Gospel Hymns No. 5 (Copyright 1890, by The Biglow & Main Co. and The John Church Co.)

Lyricist(s):
Crafts, Wilbur Fisk

Page 134
Format: Full words and music
Designation: 130
Verses: 4 verses

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Waiting for the Promise, #130

Lyrics

Verse 1
We bow our knees unto the Father
Of Christ the Lord of earth and heaven,
That riches of His grace and glory
And pow’r for service may be given.

Chorus
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.

Verse 2
O fill the inward man with power,
As Christ within our hearts doth dwell;
Our root in Him, tho’ storms may lower,
Victorious love we still shall tell.

Verse 3
The love that passeth knowledge give us,
Its height and depth and breadth and length;
Abundantly beyond our asking,
Beyond our thought gives us Thy strength.

Verse 4
Thy pow’r it is that worketh in us,
O multiply it here to-day,
And Christ, our Lord, shall have the glory
Within His church thro’ endless day.