Come Holy Ghost, all sacred fire

Come Holy Ghost, all sacred fire

Author: Francis Bottome
Tune: BROOKFIELD (Southgate)
Published in 8 hymnals

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1 Come, Holy Ghost, all sacred fire!
Come, fill this earthly temple now
Emptied of every base desire,
Reign thou within, and only thou.

2 Fill every chamber of my soul;
Fill all my thoughts, my passions fill,
Till under thy supreme control
Submissive rests my cheerful will.

3 ‘Tis done! Thou dost this moment come;
My longing soul is all thine own,
My heart is thy abiding home;
Henceforth I live for thee alone.

4 The altar sanctifies the gift;
The blood insures the boon divine;
My outstretched hands to Heaven I lift
And claim the Father’s promise mine.


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #208

Author: Francis Bottome

Bottome, F., S.T.D., was born in Derbyshire, England, May 26, 1823. In 1850, having removed to America, he entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopalian Church; and in 1872 he received the degree of S.T.D. from Dickinson's College, Carlisle, Penn. In addition to assisting in the compilation of B. P. Smith's Gospel Hymns, London, 1872: Centenary Singer, 1869; Hound Lake, 1872, he has written:— 1. Come, Holy Ghost, all sacred fire. Invocation of the Holy Spirit. Appeared in R. P. Smith's Gospel Hymns, 1872. It is in several collections, including the Ohio Hymn Book of the Evangelical Association, 1881, No. 364. 2. Full salvation, full salvation. Joy of full Salvation. Written in 1871, and published in a collection by D… Go to person page >

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Author: Francis Bottome

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