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Send the Fire

Thou Christ of burning, cleansing flame

Author: William Booth
Tune: TUCKER (Booth-Tucker)
Published in 26 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Thou Christ of burning, cleansing flame,
Send the fire!
Thy blood-bought gift today we claim,
Send the fire!
Look down and see this waiting host,
Give us the promised Holy Ghost,
We want another Pentecost,
Send the fire!

2 God of Elijah, hear our cry:
Send the fire!
To make us fit to live or die,
Send the fire!
To burn up every trace of sin,
To bring the light and glory in,
The revolution now begin,
Send the fire!

3 ‘Tis fire we want, for fire we plead,
Send the fire!
The fire will meet our every need,
Send the fire!
For strength to ever do the right,
For grace to conquer in the fight,
For power to walk the world in white,
Send the fire!

4 To make our weak hearts strong and brave,
Send the fire!
To live a dying world to save,
Send the fire!
O see us on thy altar lay
Our lives, our all, this very day,
To crown the offering now we pray,
Send the fire!


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #203

Author: William Booth

Rv William Booth United Kingdom 1829-1912 Born in Sneinton, Nottingham, his father, well-off, lost much of his wealth and descended into poverty when William was young. William was apprenticed to a pawnbroker at age 13 to pay for schooling fees. He was converted at 15 and read extensively and trained himself in writing and speech. He eventually became a Methodist preacher. He did evangelistic work with his friend, Will Sansom, preaching to the poor on Nottingham. He would have stayed with Will, but Sansom got tuberculosis and died in 1849. William spent a year looking in vain for work. He finally found work with a pawnbroker in London, but the small amount of pay from that and preaching was insufficiennt, so he resigned as a lay pr… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thou Christ of burning, cleansing flame
Title: Send the Fire
Author: William Booth
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #5969
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Complete Mission Praise #1004

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The Cyber Hymnal #5969

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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #203

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Yes, Lord! #415

Include 22 pre-1979 instances
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