Light of life, seraphic Fire!

Light of life, seraphic Fire!

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 128 hymnals

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Light of life, seraphic fire!
Love divine, Thyself impart:
Every fainting soul inspire;
Enter every drooping heart:
Every mournful spirit cheer,
Scatter all our doubt and gloom;
Father, in Thy grace appear,
To Thy human temples come!

Come in this accepted hour,
Bring Thy heavenly kingdom in;
Fill us with Thy glorious power,
Rooting out the seeds of sin:
Nothing more can we require,
We can rest in nothing less:
Be Thou all our heart’s desire,
All our joy and all our peace.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #21

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: Light of life, seraphic Fire!
Author: Charles Wesley
Copyright: Public Domain

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Light of life, seraphic Fire. C Wesley. [Holiness desired.] Appeared in Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1749, vol. ii., in 3 stanzas of 8 lines, as No. 18 of "Hymns for those that wait for full Redemption" (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. v. p. 309). In 1780 it was given in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, No. 387, with the omission of stanza iii. This form of the hymn has come into extensive use in Great Britain and America. It also sometimes appears as "Light of life, celestial Fire," as in Kennedy, 1863.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #21Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #21Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d336
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d489
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d490
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d488
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #939Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d210
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d350
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: principally from the collection of Rev. John Wesley, M. A., late fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford; with... (Rev. & corr.) #312Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: Principally from the Collection of the Rev. John Wesley. M. A. #312Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #399Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for camp meetings, revivals, &c., for the use of the Primitive Methodists #L380Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church, principally from the collection of the Rev. John Wesley, A. M., late fellow of Lincoln College..(Rev. and corr. with a supplement) #312Page Scan
A Pocket hymn book, designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors #LXXXTextPage Scan
A Pocket Hymn Book: designed as a constant companion for the pious, collected from various authors (9th ed.) #LXXXPage Scan
A Pocket Hymn-book: designed as a constant companion for the pious, collected from various authors (18th ed.) #80Page Scan
A Pocket Hymn-Book: designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors. (21st ed.) #LXXXPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Social Religious Meetings and for Private Devotions. 7th ed. #402Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #158Page Scan
A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #147Page Scan
African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #384Page Scan
Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d488
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Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for public worship #312Page Scan
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Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d518
Church Choral-Book: containing tunes and hymns for congregational singing, and adapted to choirs and social worship #364Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #4Page Scan
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #583Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #431Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #431Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #431Page Scan
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Free Methodist Hymnal #d352
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #40Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #785Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #295Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d301
Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #785Page Scan
Hymnal Adapted to the Doctrines and Usages of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Revised Edition #384Page Scan
Hymnal Amore Dei #42Page Scan
Hymnal for Christian Science Church and Sunday School Services #85Page Scan
Hymnal for Sunday School and Social Worship #d124
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #489Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #489Page Scan
Hymnal of the United States Artillery Corps #d54
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Hymnal, Amore Dei #42Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #484Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #484Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #471Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #23Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #23Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #345Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d276
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #587Page Scan
Hymns of the Church Universal #538Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #13Page Scan
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient & modern (Abr. ed.) #56Page Scan
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient and modern #83Page Scan
Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d463
Methodist Hymn-Book #591Page Scan
Methodist Tune Book: a collection of tunes adapted to the Methodist Hymn book #295Page Scan
National Hymn and Tune Book: for congregations, schools and the home #328Page Scan
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #341dPage Scan
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Parish Hymns: a collection of hymns for public, social, and private worship; selected and original #151Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #53Page Scan
Pocket Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d151
Pocket Hymn Book, Designed as a Constant Companion. 25th ed. #d150
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d343
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #287Page Scan
Sacred Melodies #d17
Sacred Songs: for use in inner mission work and church societies #83Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns #431Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d351
Social Hymn and Tune Book: for the Lecture Room, Prayer Meeting, Family Circle, and Mission Church #d219
Social Hymn Book: Being the Hymns of the Social Hymn and Tune Book for the Lecture Room, Prayer Meeting, Family, and Congregation (2nd ed.) #329Page Scan
Social Psalmist: or hymns, selected for the private use and social meetings of evangelical Christians #431Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship #765Page Scan
Songs for the Lord's House #d220
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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #68Page Scan
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The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book: adapted to the doctrines and usages of the church (6th ed.) #384Page Scan
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The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d484
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