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THE POWER OF JESUS

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, August 1976

I wrote this song while my wife and I lived in the country 11 miles west of Prince Albert with renter Dave Grier, an employee of SaskPower and a new believer. We met him through Mickey Patrick who was also employed by SaskPower.

This was at a time when we were young and freshly excited about having received the Spirit of God more than a year and a half earlier. The Lord was leading us through Charismatic and Pentecostal circles, teaching and revealing to us His Person and Will as confirmed in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments.

 

VERSE 1

If you try to live the Jesus life

You’d rather eat peas with a butter knife.

That’s how it is if you don’t have the power.

The disciples walked with Him three years

And at last their efforts came to tears

When Jesus died and they were without power.

CHORUS:

But at Pentecost in the upper room

They were filled with the Holy Ghost

And they had power…

Jesus’ power…

Yes, at Pentecost in the upper room

They were filled with the Holy Ghost

And they had power…         Jesus’ power.

Verse 2

Today there is a form of godliness

And souls are falling in the deep abyss,

And all because they just don’t have the power;

But if you will come and ask of Him

He’ll fill you right up to the brim

And you’ll be overflowing with Holy Ghost power.

CHORUS:

Well, at Pentecost in the upper room

They were filled with the Holy Ghost

And they had power…

Jesus’ power…

Yes, at Pentecost in the upper room

They were filled with the Holy Ghost

And they had power…         Jesus’ power.