1 O that in me the sacred fire
Might now begin to glow,
Burn up the dross of base desire
And make the mountains flow!
On the aged and the young let it fall,
Thy promise now fulfill,
It will guide us on to Truth—let it fall,
And sanctify the whole.
2 O that it now from heav’n might fall,
And all my sins consume!
Come, Holy Ghost, for thee I call;
Spirit of burning, come! [Refrain]
3 Refining fire, go thro’ my heart;
Illuminate my soul;
Scatter thy life thro’ ev’ry part,
And sanctify the whole. [Refrain]
4 My steadfast soul, from falling free,
Shall then no longer move,
While Christ is all the world to me,
And all my heart is love. [Refrain]
Source: New Songs of the Gospel: for use in all religious meetings #9