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For perfect heart cleansing

For perfect heart cleansing

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [For perfect heart-cleansing]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 For perfect heart-cleansing
We are praying today,
While all our possessions
On the altar we lay.
To rise in thine image,
Dear Lord, we aspire,
While thy people are waiting,
O Lord send the fire.

Refrain:
O Lord send the fire,
Send the purifying fire;
While we’re waiting and praying,
O Lord send the fire.

2 Too long we have wandered
In the mire and the clay,
When thou hast provided
Such a blessed highway.
We’re tired of the valley,
We want to get high’r,
Then our dross all consuming,
O Lord send the fire. [Refrain]

3 Dear Lord we surrender
Everything unto thee,
O seal us, dear Father,
Thine forever to be.
By faith we approach thee,
Just now draw us nigh’r;
To burn up all between us,
O Lord send the fire. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song Number Two #85

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: For perfect heart cleansing
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: Lord, send the fire
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Old Story in Song Number Two #85

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