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“There is Power in the Blood”! A Poem, A Hymn, A Testimony!



“There is Power in the Blood”! A Poem, A Hymn, A Testimony!


Lyrics and Music by Lewis E. Jones

The Story Behind the Hymn


Lewis E. Jones was a graduate of the Moody Bible Institute. It was named for famed Evangelist Dwight L. Moody. Moody was the Nineteenth Century forerunner of Billy Graham. Jones spent his life in the employ of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA). He wrote the words as well as the music to this powerful revival hymn. As a sideline, he also wrote poems and hymns to pick up some extra cash. “Power in the Blood” is probably his best-known rendering. It was related by some that this hymn “is particularly effective in resisting the ‘wiles of the devil.’” [1] Missionaries even bore testimony to the fact: Once when it was sung on the mission field, its influence was so powerful, God employed it in the casting out of an evil spirit. This spirit, according to testimony, had already killed others in whom he had dwelt. The person, out of whom the evil spirit came, was delivered, and became a follower of Christ. Read more here. [2]


Lyrics

(Internet Lyrics Source: https://library.timelesstruths.org/music/There_Is_Power_in_the_Blood/)


Hear it Sung Here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr_PS_qe6Ks and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYXU1EYMf6Y

Verse One:


Would you be free from the burden of sin?

There’s pow’r in the blood, pow’r in the blood; Would you o’er evil a victory win?

There’s wonderful pow’r in the blood.


Refrain:


There is pow’r, pow’r, wonder-working pow’r In the blood of the Lamb; There is pow’r, pow’r, wonder-working pow’r In the precious blood of the Lamb.


Verse Two:


Would you be free from your passion and pride? There’s pow’r in the blood, pow’r in the blood; Come for a cleansing to Calvary’s tide;

There’s wonderful pow’r in the blood.


Verse Three:


Would you be whiter, much whiter than snow? There’s pow’r in the blood, pow’r in the blood; Sin-stains are lost in its life-giving flow; There’s wonderful pow’r in the blood.


Verse Four:


Would you do service for Jesus your King? There’s pow’r in the blood, pow’r in the blood; Would you live daily His praises to sing?

There’s wonderful pow’r in the blood.


[1] Robert J. Morgan, Then Sings My Soul (Nashville: Word Publishing/An imprint of Thomas Nelson), 78-79.


[2] Morgan, 78-79.

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