Set My Soul Afire

Set my soul afire, Lord, for Thy holy Word

Author: Gene Bartlett
Tune: SCALES
Published in 5 hymnals

Full Text

1 Set my soul afire, Lord, for Thy holy Word,
Burn it deep within me, let Thy voice be heard;
Millions grope in darkness in this day and hour,
I will be a witness, fill me with Thy pow'r.

Refrain:
Set my soul afire, Lord, set my soul afire,
Make my life a witness of Thy saving pow'r.
Millions grope in darkness, waiting for Thy Word,
Set my soul afire, Lord,
Set my soul afire.

2 Set my soul afire, Lord, for the lost in sin,
Give to me a passion as I seek to win;
Help me not to falter, never let me fail,
Fill me with Thy Spirit, let Thy will prevail. [Refrain]

3 Set my soul afire, Lord, in my daily life,
Far too long I've wandered in this day of strife;
Nothing else will matter but to live for Thee,
I will be a witness, for Christ lives in me. [Refrain]


Source: The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #294

Author: Gene Bartlett

Born: May 4, 1918, Green­wood, Ar­kan­sas. Died: July 10, 1988, Ok­la­ho­ma Ci­ty, Ok­la­ho­ma. Buried: Re­sur­rect­ion Me­mor­ial Cem­e­te­ry, Ok­la­ho­ma Ci­ty, Ok­la­ho­ma. Son of song­writ­er Eu­gene Bart­lett, Sr., Gene was ed­u­cat­ed at John Brown Un­i­ver­sity (BA), & Ok­la­ho­ma Bap­tist Un­i­ver­si­ty (BM, hon­or­a­ry DMus). He served as min­is­ter of mu­sic at three Bap­tist church­es in Ar­kan­sas; at Trin­i­ty Bap­tist Church, Ok­la­ho­ma Ci­ty (1947-54); and Di­rect­or of Church Mu­sic for the Bap­tist Gen­er­al Con­ven­tion of Ok­la­ho­ma (1954). He was in­duct­ed in­to the South­ern Gos­pel Mu­sic As­so­ci­a­tion Hall of Fame in 2000. Ly… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Set my soul afire, Lord, for Thy holy Word
Title: Set My Soul Afire
Author: Gene Bartlett
Meter: 11.11.11.11 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Set my soul afire, Lord, set my soul afire
Copyright: © Copyright 1965. Renewed 1993 Albert E. Brumley & Sons (SESAC)(admin. by ICG)

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Instances (3)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #573TextImageAudio
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #533TextImage
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #294TextImage



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