Give Us a New Touch of Fire

We are gathered, blessed Jesus, in Thy name

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [We are gathered, blessed Jesus, in Thy name]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We are gathered, blessed Jesus, in Thy name,
Give us a new touch of fire today;
In our hearts increase the Pentecostal flame,
Give us a new touch of fire today.

Refrain:
Give us a new touch of fire today,
Give us a new touch of fire, we pray;
Draw us nearer, closer still,
To the center of Thy will,
Give us a new touch of fire today.

2 We are longing to be like Thee more and more,
Give us a new touch of fire today;
Till our cup of gladness shall be running o’er,
Give us a new touch of fire today. [Refrain]

3 That our service for Thee better may become,
Give us a new touch of fire today;
On our journey to the better, brighter home,
Give us a new touch of fire today. [Refrain]

Source: Revival Melodies #107

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are gathered, blessed Jesus, in Thy name
Title: Give Us a New Touch of Fire
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Copyright: Public Domain

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Glory Songs #107

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Revival Melodies #107

The Highway Hymnal #d336

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