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Not for the prophet tongue of fire

Not for the prophet tongue of fire

Author: Henry Bacon
Published in 6 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Not for the prophet tongue of fire,
Nor voice of trumpet tone,
We lift our prayer, immortal Sire,
For him before Thy throne.

2 We ask for wisdom’s gifts and grace,
The heart alive to love,
The earnest zeal to save our race,
All selfish aims above.

3 Lord, bless him now! by holy rite,
We consecrate to Thee!
Make to his eye the chief delight
Christ’s prospering work to see.

4 Bold let him be for truth and man,
For God and righteousness!
Free let him speak the Gospel plan,
And the whole truth confess.

5 Be cloud and fire about his way,
Till Canaan’s land is trod!
Then o’er his grave Thy Church shall say,
He led us to our God!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11755

Author: Henry Bacon

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Text Information

First Line: Not for the prophet tongue of fire
Author: Henry Bacon
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #11755
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The Cyber Hymnal #11755

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