The Fire Is Burning

I've been on Mount Pisgah's lofty height

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [I've been on Mount Pisgah's lofty height]
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1 I've been on Mount Pisgah's lofty height,
And I've satisfied my longing heart's desire;
For I caught a glimpse of glory bright,
And my soul is burning with the fire.

Oh, the fire is burning, yes, 'tis brightly burning,
Oh, 'tis burning, burning in my soul;
Oh, the fire is burning, yea, 'tis brightly burning,
Oh, 'tis burning, burning, in my soul.

2 I will walk with Jesus, bless his name,
And to be like him I ev'ry day aspire;
For his love is like a heav'nly flame,
And my soul is burning with the fire. [Chorus]

3 I my all upon the altar I lay,
As I to my closet lovingly retire;
And the flame consumes while there I pray,
And my soul is burning with the fire. [Chorus]

4 By faith's eye I scan the ocean's foam,
And beyond I see the haven I desire;
There I view the beacon lights of home,
And my soul is burning with the fire. [Chorus]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #75

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 >

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First Line: I've been on Mount Pisgah's lofty height
Title: The Fire Is Burning
Author: Johnson Oatman
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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