1 An inward baptism of pure fire,
Wherewith to be baptiz'd I have;
'Tis all my longing souls' desire,
This, only this my soul can save.
2 Strait'ned I am, till this be done;
Kindle in me the living flame,
Father, in me reveal thy Son,
Baptize me into Jesu's name.
3 Transform mu nature into thine,
Let all my powers thine impress fell,
Let all my soul become divine,
And stamp me with thy spirit's seal.
4 Love, mighty love, my heart o'erpower,
Ah! why dost thou so long delay?
Cut short the work, bring near the hour,
And let me see thy perfect day.
5 Behold, for thee I ever wait,
Now let in me thy image shine,
Now the new heavens and earth create,
And plant with righteousness divine.
6 If with the wretched sons of men
It still be thy delight to live,
Come, Lord, beget my soul again,
Thyself, thy quick'ning spirit give.
Source: A Pocket hymn-book, designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors (11th ed.) #CCLXXVIII