Fire!

O God of burning cleansing flame:
Send the fire!
Your blood-bought gift today we claim:
Send the fire today!
Look down and see this waiting host,
And send the promised Holy Ghost;
We need another Pentecost!
Send the fire today!
Send the fire today!

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

It’s fire we want, for fire we plead:
Send the fire!
The fire will meet our every need:
Send the fire today!
For strength to always do what’s right,
For grace to conquer in the fight,
For power to walk the world in white:
Send the fire today!
Send the fire today!

To make our weak hearts strong and brave:
Send the fire!
To live, a dying world to save:
Send the fire today!
Oh, see us on Your altar lay,
We give our lives to you today,
So crown the offering now we pray:
Send the fire today!
Send the fire today!
Send the fire today!

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2 Comments on “Fire!

  1. We sang this on Sunday morning, and it’s a nice rousing pentecost song.

    I wonder, however, how legitimate it is to sing ‘we need another pentecost’ – isn’t pentecost a one-time change from the OT model of the spirit sent upon specific individuals to the NT model of being poured out upon all believers. If Pentecost is the day of that change, in what sense do we need another?

    • I guess ‘we need another massive visitation of the Holy Spirit’ would be more precise, but that doesn’t rhyme ;-)

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