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Send the fire

If we would be fully free from all sin

Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Tune: [If we would be fully free from all sin]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 If we would be fully free from all sin,
We must let the cleansing fire make us clean,
That our hearts be fit for Thee to come in,
Send the fire, and send it now.

O the fire is what we need, send it now,
Send it now, send it now;
All the sin and dross consume,
Make us fully now Thine own,
Send the fire and send it now.

2 In the upper room it fell long ago,
The disciples’ hearts with joy overflow’d;
Still His pow’r’s the same today, this we know,
Send the fire, and send it now. [Refrain]

3 Jesus calls to us His follow’rs to be,
He is calling where He leads you and me;
Lord, that we in service now may be free,
Send the fire, and send it now. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #284

Author: Lida Shivers Leech

Born: Ju­ly 12, 1873, May­ville, New Jer­sey. Died: March 4, 1962, Long Beach, Cal­i­for­nia. Leech spent her child­hood in Cape May Court House, New Jer­sey, and at­tend­ed Co­lum­bia Un­i­ver­si­ty and Tem­ple Un­i­ver­si­ty. She played the or­gan at Be­tha­ny Meth­od­ist Church in Cam­den, New Jer­sey, served as ac­com­pa­nist at evan­gel­i­cal serv­ic­es, and wrote some 500 hymn tunes in her life­time. Sources-- Emurian, pp. 112-3 Reynolds, p. 336 Lyrics-- God’s Way Is Best I Have Re­deemed Thee I’ll Go Any­where No Fault in Him Some Day He’ll Make It Plain Thine for Ser­vice Trust Me, Try Me, Prove Me © 1928 When the Veil is Lift… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: If we would be fully free from all sin
Title: Send the fire
Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Refrain First Line: O the fire is what we need