6977. O Thou Who Camest from Above

1. O Thou who camest from above,
The pure celestial fire to impart,
Kindle a flame of sacred love
Upon the mean altar of my heart.

2. There let it for Thy glory burn
With inextinguishable blaze,
[or, Unquenched, undimmed, in darkest days,]
And trembling to its source return,
In humble prayer and fervent praise.

3. 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.

4. Ready for all Thy perfect will,
My acts of faith and love repeat,
Till death Thy endless mercies seal,
And make my sacrifice complete.

Text Information
First Line: O Thou who camest from above
Title: O Thou Who Camest from Above
Author: Charles Wesley (1762)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Short Hymns on Select Passages of the Holy Scriptures, 1762
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Al­ter­nate tunes: EISENACH, Jo­hann H. Schein, 1628; har­mo­ny by Jo­hann S. Bach, 1685-1750; WAREHAM, Will­iam Knapp, 1738
Tune Information
Name: HEREFORD (Wesley)
Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1872)
Meter: LM
Incipit: 33212 43321 22355
Key: F Major
Source: The European Psalmist, 1872
Copyright: Public Domain

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