541b. O thou who camest from above

1 O thou who camest from above
the fire celestial to impart,
kindle a flame of sacred love
on the mean altar of my heart.

2 There let it for thy glory burn
with inextinguishable blaze,
and trembling to its source return
in humble prayer and fervent praise.

3 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.

4 Ready for all thy perfect will,
my acts of faith and love repeat,
till death thy endless mercies seal,
and make the sacrifice complete.

Text Information
First Line: O thou who camest from above
Title: O thou who camest from above
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788
Meter: LM
Publication Date: 2000
Topic: Confirmation; Grace and Providence; Ordination/Commissioning (1 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Key: C Major
Source: "Greenwood's Psalmody", Halifax (1838); "Greenwood's Psalmody", Halifax (1838)

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