Light of life, seraphic Fire!Author: Charles Wesley
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Light of life, seraphic fire!
Love divine, Thyself impart:
Every fainting soul inspire;
Enter every drooping heart:
Every mournful spirit cheer,
Scatter all our doubt and gloom;
Father, in Thy grace appear,
To Thy human temples come!
Come in this accepted hour,
Bring Thy heavenly kingdom in;
Fill us with Thy glorious power,
Rooting out the seeds of sin:
Nothing more can we require,
We can rest in nothing less:
Be Thou all our heart’s desire,
All our joy and all our peace.
Light of life, seraphic Fire. C Wesley. [Holiness desired.] Appeared in Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1749, vol. ii., in 3 stanzas of 8 lines, as No. 18 of "Hymns for those that wait for full Redemption" (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. v. p. 309). In 1780 it was given in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, No. 387, with the omission of stanza iii. This form of the hymn has come into extensive use in Great Britain and America. It also sometimes appears as "Light of life, celestial Fire," as in Kennedy, 1863.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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