Let me guard the holy fire

20 Apr 2022 | Believers | 0 comments

O thou, who camest from above

The pure celestial fire to impart,

Kindle a flame of sacred love

On the mean altar of my heart.


There let it for thy glory burn

With inextinguishable blaze,

And trembling to its source return

In humble prayer and fervent praise.


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:


Ready for all thy perfect will,

My act of faith and love repeat;

Till death thy endless mercy seal

And make the sacrifice complete.


Charles Wesley (1707-88), 1762.

Notes from the Compiler


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