Hymnal Project

264 ~ O for That Flame of Living Fire



1

O for that flame of living fire
Which shone so bright in saints of old;
Which bade their souls to heaven aspire,
Calm in distress, in danger bold!


2

Where is that spirit, Lord, which dwelt
In Abram's breast, and sealed him Thine?
Which made Paul's heart with sorrow melt,
And glow with energy divine?


3

That spirit which from age to age
Proclaimed Thy love, and taught Thy ways?
Brightened Isaiah's vivid page,
And breathed in David's hallowed lays?


4

Is not Thy grace as mighty now
As when Elijah felt its power?
When glory beamed from Moses' brow,
Or Job endured the trying hour?


5

Remember, Lord, the ancient days;
Renew Thy work, Thy grace restore;
And while to Thee our hearts we raise,
On us Thy Holy Spirit pour.