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The God who answers by fire

Two altars on a hillside made

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Two altars on a hillside made]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1. Two altars on a hillside made,
Two offerings on the altar laid;
Let Him be God, who hears our cry,
And sendeth fire down from on high.
From morning light till close of day,
Hear Baal’s prophets loudly pray.

The God who answers by fire,
The God who answers by fire,
Let Him, let Him, let Him be God.
The God who answers by fire,
The God who answers by fire
Let Him, let Him, let Him be God.

2. But now the faithful prophet, see,
Upon his God calls mightily:
Among the people be it known,
That Thou art God, and Thou alone.
And even while Elijah calls,
Behold, the fire from Heaven falls. [Refrain]

3. Upon God’s altars still we lay,
Our humble offerings day by day;
Unworthy tho’ the sacrifice,
The gift of love He sanctifies,
He heeds the heart’s sincere desire,
And sends the Holy Ghost and fire. [Refrain]

4. Ascribe to God forevermore
Thanksgiving, honor, love and power;
To God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit, three in One.
In songs of praise ascending higher,
To Him who answers still by fire. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2073

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Two altars on a hillside made
Title: The God who answers by fire
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris


The Cyber Hymnal #2073
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