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The heavenly wire

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1 There’s a wire from earth to heaven, and it reaches to the throne;
We can always send a message, making all our wishes known;
For the blessed Holy Spirit, who indites the heart’s desire,
Waits to send the swift despatches over pray’r’s connecting wire.

You can tell to him your message,
And he’ll flash it o’er the wire,
You’ll be ure to get a quick reply,
He answers still by fire;
The way is always open,
Standing ready night and day,
To receive and send despatches,
Answered in God’s perfect way.

2 For this wire is ever-ready, and the current always on;
You’ll be sure to make connection with the Father and the Son;
For we have his blessed promise, he will grant our heart’s desire,
And be sure to get the message, for he’s always at the wire. [Refrain]

3 Sometimes the road is stony, and the journey rough and steep,
As we tread the heav’nly pathway, trials come and sorrows deep,
We should never be discouraged, for past blessings will inspire,
New approaches to the Father, proving still the heav’nly wire. [Refrain]

4 There was a day false prophets met to test their gods of pow’r,
When Baal’s foll’wers cried in vain from morn ’till evening hour,
But when Elijah called on God, and touched the heav’nly wire,
Quick there came a blaze from glory, for the answer came by fire. [Refrain]

5 Since all pow’r to Christ is given in unlimited supply,
There’s abundant grace to help us from our power-house on high,
When we sing our hallelujahs with the bright, immortal choir,
We’ll proclaim the faithful mercies of the God who saves by fire. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #62

Author: Harry Loper

Early 20th Century Loper was living in Camden, New Jersey, as of 1902. Lyrics: Heavenly Wire, The I Want to Go There How Sweet the Thought Secret of the Lord, The http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/l/o/p/loper_h.htm  Go to person page >

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First Line: There's a wire from earth to heaven
Title: The heavenly wire
Author: Harry Loper
Refrain First Line: You can tell to him your message



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