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An inward baptism of pure fire

An inward baptism of pure fire

Published in 21 hymnals

Representative Text

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

Text Information

First Line: An inward baptism of pure fire
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #329

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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #329

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #365

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A Collection of Hymns #329

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A Pocket hymn-book, designed as a constant companion for the pious #CCLXXVIII

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A Pocket Hymn-book #278

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A Pocket Hymn-Book #CCLXXVIII

Pocket Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d13

Pocket Hymn Book, Designed as a Constant Companion. 25th ed. #d14

Spiritual Songs and Hymns for Pilgrims. New Church ed. #d11

The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d17

The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 35th ed. #d13

The Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. Rev. #d14

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The Methodist Pocket Hymn-book, revised and improved #CXXXII

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The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal #I.137

The Spiritual Songster. lst ed. #d3

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