Send The Fire

Posted: October 24, 2013 in Music, Pentecostalism, Salvation Army, Vision, William Booth, Worship

William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army published this hymn in the group’s “War Cry” hymnal in 1894.
This song delivers a passionate cry for God to send the fire of the Holy Spirit into our lives that we might transform the world through devotion to Christ expressed through courageous, self-sacrificial Christian service. 

William Booth (1829-1912)

William Booth (1829-1912)

Send The 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

Video performance by Lindell Cooley and the Brownsville Worship team

(Video performance by Lindell Cooley and the Brownsville Worship team from the album “Send the Fire”)

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