Sung during the Sunday worship at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, London (Spurgeon’s).
Hymn 467 from our hymn book, Psalms & Hymns of Reformed Worship.
O THOU Who camest from above
The pure, celestial fire to impart,
Kindle a flame of sacred love
On the mean altar of my heart.
There let it for Thy glory burn,
With inextinguishable blaze;
And, trembling, to its source return
In humble love and fervent praise.
Jesus, confirm my heart’s desire
To work and speak and think for Thee;
Still let me guard the holy fire,
And still stir up Thy gift in me;
Ready for all Thy perfect will,
My acts of faith and love repeat,
Till death Thine endless mercies seal,
And make the sacrifice complete.
Author: Charles Wesley (1707-88)
Composer: Samuel Stanley (1767-1822)