O thou who camest from above
the fire celestial to impart,
kindle a flame of sacred love
on the mean altar of my heart!
There let it for thy glory burn
with inextinguishable blaze,
and trembling to its source return
in humble prayer and fervent praise.
Jesus, confirm my heart’s desire
to work, and speak, and think for thee;
still let me guard the holy fire,
and still stir up the gift in me.
Ready for all thy perfect will,
my acts of faith and love repeat;
till death thy endless mercies seal,
and make the sacrifice complete.
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- Verses: 4
- Tune: Hereford
- Meter: LM
- Style: Victorian Hymn
- Usage: Ascension, Pentecost
- Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810 – 1876)
- Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
- Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
- Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900001
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