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O sacred flame, O living fire! Descend upon me now

O sacred flame, O living fire! Descend upon me now

Author: I. N. McHose
Tune: [O Sacred Flame, O Living Fire]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O Sacred Flame, O Living Fire,
Descend upon me now;
Oh, may this inbred sin expire
While here I humbly bow.

Come, fill me now, oh, fill me now!
Come, Jesus, fill me now!
Come fill me with Thy perfect love,
Come, Savior, fill me now.

2 Burn up the dross Thou findest there,
Until I’m pure within,
And make this temple bright and fair,
Thy reign in me begin. [Refrain]

3 Come quickly, Lord, take full control
Of all, my will, my heart,
And reign supreme within my soul,
That we may never part. [Refrain]

4 Infuse new life, new faith, new love
Into this soul of mine;
Illuminate me from above,
And make me wholly Thine. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.5 #33

Author: I. N. McHose

McHose, Isaac N. Born 1831/1832, Hellerstown, Pennsylvania. Some speculation on his identity. Co-editor with Kurzenknabe and Bentley on Gospel Trio of Sacred Song (1891). --Letters, family trees in DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O sacred flame, O living fire! Descend upon me now
Author: I. N. McHose
Refrain First Line: Come in, come in



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Gospel Melodies #d133

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Triumphant Songs No.5 #33

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