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Send the Fire

Thou Christ of burning, cleansing flame

Author: William Booth
Tune: TUCKER (Booth-Tucker)
Published in 25 hymnals

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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

William Booth (10 April 1829 – 20 August 1912) was a British Methodist preacher who founded The Salvation Army and became its first General (1878–1912). The Christian movement with a quasi-military structure and government founded in 1865 has spread from London, England to many parts of the world and is known for being one of the largest distributors of humanitarian aid. See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

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

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The Cyber Hymnal #5969
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Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

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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