1 Like fireworks in the night
the Holy Spirit came;
disciple's fears took flight
when touched by fronds of flame:
and suddenly the world was young
as hope embraced a Saviour's claim.
2 For Jesus bade them dare
to venture, as they should;
his love taught them to share
their homes, possessions, food:
the mind of Jesus gave them speech
all tribes and peoples understood.
3 Thus God our spirits lifts
fresh daring to inspire
as common folk get gifts
to change the world entire:
the tongues of flame at Pentecost
ran through the world like forest fire.
|First Line:||Like fireworks in the night|
|Author:||Ian M. Fraser|
|Copyright:||© 2001 Stainer & Bell, Ltd. (Admin. Hope Publishing Co.)|
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|Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #584||Like fireworks in the night||ST. JOHN (Havergal)||Ian Masson Fraser (b. 1917)||6666 4444||1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Acts 2:1-13; Acts 2:42-47; Ephesians 4:7-13; Romans 12:4-8||2005||The Holy Spirit | The Coming of the Spirit; Christian Year | Pentecost|