1 See how great a flame aspires,
kindled by a spark of grace.
Jesus’ love the nations fires,
sets the kingdoms on a blaze.
To bring fire on earth he came,
kindled in some hearts it is;
O that all might catch the flame,
all partake the glorious bliss!
2 When he first the work begun,
small and feeble was his day;
now the word doth swiftly run,
now it wins its widening way;
more and more it spread and grows,
ever mighty to prevail;
sin’s strongholds it now o’erthrows,
shakes the trembling gates of hell.
3 Sons of God, your Savior praise,
who the door hath opened wide;
he hath given the word of grace,
Jesus’ word is glorified;
Jesus mighty to redeem,
who alone the work hath wrought;
worthy is the work of him,
him who spake a world from naught.
4 Saw ye not the cloud arise,
little as a human hand?
Now it spreads along the skies,
hangs o’er all the thirsty land.
Lo! the promise of a shower
drops already from above;
but the Lord will shortly pour
all the spirit of his love.
|First Line:||See how great a flame aspires|
|Title:||See How Great a Flame Aspires|
|Author:||Charles Wesley (1749)|
|Scripture:||1 Kings 18:44-45; Luke 12:49|
|Topic:||The Nature of the Church: Born of the Spirit|
|Harmonizer:||Carlton R. Young (1963, alt.)|
|Copyright:||Harm. © 1964 Abingdon Press|