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The pentecostal fire

There are souls in sin which we fail to win

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [There are souls in sin which we fail to win]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There are souls in sin which we fail to win,
Just because we lack desire;
And the thing we need—sorely need indeed—
Is the pentecostal fire.

That’s the thing, the very thing,
That is what we must acquire;
Let us pray once more as they did of yore
For the pentecostal fire.

2 He will send it down and our lives will crown
With the blessing day by day;
If we truly plead for the thing we need
In the earnest, old-time way. [Refrain]

3 Let us seek the face of the King of grace,
Let us do His holy will;
Then the fire will come on each heart and home,
For He loves the faithful still. [Refrain]

4 If your heart is cold and you’ve lost the pow’r,
God will give you your desire;
If we seek His face ev’ry day and hour,
He will send the old-time fire. [Refrain]

Source: Soul Inspiring Songs #117

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There are souls in sin which we fail to win
Title: The pentecostal fire
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: That's the thing the very thing



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Banner of Love Songs #d139

His Voice in Song #d132

Salvation Songs for all Religious Work and Worship #d82

Songs of Old-Time Power #d148

Songs of the Coming King #d109

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Soul Inspiring Songs #117

Waves of Joy #d117

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