When Abraham and Sarah had promised them a son

When Abraham and Sarah had promised them a son

Author: F. A. Graves
Tune: [When Abraham and Sarah had promised them a son]
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1. When Abraham and Sarah had promised them a son,
They were surprised and knew not what to say;
But they knew what God had promised He was able to perform:
And the power of God is just the same today.

Refrain
The pow’r of God is just the same today,
It doesn’t matter what the people say;
Whatever God has promised
He’s able to perform:
And the power of God is just the same today.

2. When Moses wanted water to quench the people’s thirst,
He knew that God would then provide a way;
Although his rod was useful he had the power first:
And the power of God is just the same today. [Refrain]

3. When Moses made a serpent and placed it on a pole,
The bitten ones were told to look that way,
And then while they were looking Jehovah-rophi made them whole:
And the power of God is just the same today. [Refrain]

4. When Joshua was commander, he spoke—the sun stood still,
The moon its onward course was made to stay;
Thus he won a mighty battle, for he did his Father’s will:
And the power of God is just the same today. [Refrain]

5. When Naaman, the leper, before Elisha stood,
He thought he knew just what the seer would say,
But he had to wash in Jordan, though he thought it wasn’t good:
And the power of God is just the same today. [Refrain]

6. When David met Goliath he meant to have a fight,
The leaders put the battle in array;
Of course he killed the giant, for he was in the right:
And the power of God is just the same today. [Refrain]

7. When Jonah went to Tarshish to flee away from God,
A mighty fish was waiting for its prey;
It quickly swallowed Jonah, then threw him on the sod:
And the power of God is just the same today. [Refrain]

8. When Malachi, the prophet, was preaching all abroad,
And cutting like sickle and the scythe;
The people were accursed, for they were robbing God,
They filled to bring the offering and the tithe. [Refrain]

9. Then came the blessed Savior, with power to cleanse and heal,
To bear my sin and sickness all away;
My burdens, too, He carries, and doth my sorrows feel:
And the power of God is just the same today. [Refrain]

10. Through Paul and Silas singing and praying in the jail,
For Pau and Silas knew the way to pray;
The prison doors were opened, for locks could not avail,
And the power of God is just the same today. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5617

Author: F. A. Graves

Born: July 23, 1856, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Died: January 2, 1927, Zion City, Illinois. Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Orphaned at age 9, Graves was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was 14. At age 21, he moved to Nobles County, Minnesota, and it appeared for a while that his seizures had stopped. Grateful for having been healed, he began to serve the American Sunday School Union. He studied the Bible and music in Chicago, Illinois, and Northfield, Massachusetts. Upon return to Minneapolis and hearing evangelist John Alexander Dowie, Graves experienced permanent healing, which provided a backdrop for his Gospel songs. Later, he moved to Zion City, Illinois, where he lived the rest of his life. All of his children attended the Centr… Go to person page >

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First Line: When Abraham and Sarah had promised them a son
Author: F. A. Graves
Refrain First Line: The power of God is just the same today

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