1. Long ago in days of old, stood a man of God we’re told,
As he talked to Elijah that day;
His request he did repeat, standing at Elijah’s feet,
“A double portion” I can hear him say.
Give me, Lord, a double portion,
pour Thy Spirit on me,
Thru eyes of faith Thy wondrous works I can see;
But I need Thy helping hand,
In this troubled, sinful land,
Give me, Lord, a double portion from Thee.
2. As Elijah stood that day, to Elisha he did say,
“Ask me what I shall do unto thee”
And Elisha then replied, walking at Elijah’s side,
“A double portion, let it fall on me.”
3. Lord, I always to Thee pray, just for strength from day to day,
But I see there’s so much to be done,
That I have to kneel a new and this favour ask of You.
A double portion this fight must be won.