Monday, September 5, 2005

"More Power to Ya"

So you were sitting in your living room/kitchen/den watching the "Concert for Hurricane Relief" on NBC last Friday night. Tim McGraw came on and sang a song you've never heard of. It mentioned something about "they that wait upon the Lord," but you can't remember the rest of the words and you didn't catch the title.

Here are the lyrics to "More Power to Ya," words and music by Bob Hartman. The song was originally performed by the band Petra, a legend in Christian music, for their album of the same name, released in 1982. It is based on Isaiah 40:31. (McGraw also performed this song at the Country Freedom Concert in October 2001.)

You say you've been feeling weaker, weaker by the day
You say you can't make the joy of your salvation stay
But good things come to them that wait
Not to those who hesitate
So hurry up and wait upon the Lord
More power to ya
When you're standing on His word
When you're trusting with your whole heart in the message you have heard
More power to ya
When we're all in one accord
They that wait upon the Lord, they shall renew, they shall renew their strength

Jesus promised His disciples He'd give strength to them
Jesus told them all to tarry in Jerusalem
When they were all in one accord
The power of His Spirit poured
And they began to turn the world around

So be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might
Put on all His armor and fight the good fight
In all of our weakness, He becomes so strong
When He gives us the power and the strength to carry on

If you have yet to do so, please give now.

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