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O that in me the sacred fire

O that in me the sacred fire

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: [O that in me the sacred fire]
Published in 23 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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!

Refrain:
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

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: O that in me the sacred fire
Author: Charles Wesley

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d629

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d632

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d631

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #541

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A Collection of Hymns #L346

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A Collection of Hymns #85

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #262

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Church Psalmist #735

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Church Psalmist #735

Gospel Chimes #d32

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #447

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #447

New Songs of Praise #57

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New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #7

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New Songs of the Gospel #9

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Prayer and Praise #75

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d361

Social Hymn and Tune Book #d303

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Social Hymn Book #146

The Chilton Music for Standard Hymns #d93

The Highway Hymnal #d225

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The New Hymn Book #179

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