Sunday, 19 May 2013

Pentecost Sunday

Here’s one of my favourite Pentecost hymns [written by William Booth – the guy who started the Salvation Army]

Send the fire!
Your blood-bought gift today we claim:
Send the fire today!
Look down and see this waiting host,
And send the promised Holy Ghost;
We need another Pentecost!
Send the fire today!

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God of Elijah, hear our cry:
Send the fire!
And make us fit to live or die:
Send the fire today!
To burn up every trace of sin,
To bring the light and glory in,
The revolution now begin!
Send the fire today!
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It's fire we want, for fire we plead:
Send the fire!
The fire will meet our every need:
Send the fire today!
For strength to always do what's right,
For grace to conquer in the fight,
For power to walk the world in white:
Send the fire today!

To make our weak hearts strong and brave:
Send the fire!
To live, a dying world to save:
Send the fire today!
Oh, see us on Your altar lay,
We give our lives to you today,
So crown the offering now we pray:
Send the fire today!

And here’s a Sally Army Choir singing it on BBC Songs of Praise – along with clips of the SA living out their faith


  1. I loved some of the songs on tonight's Songs of Praise too.

  2. Sally Army. Where would we be without them?

  3. The winds of God have blown
    The tongues of fire have danced
    It is the festival oF Pentecost . . .

    And so the prayer goes.

    Happy to have discovered your blog. Seems like interesting and exciting things happen here.

    Me? I'm an old Bear, retired a couple of years ago as a pastor. I've become the "back-up go-to-guy" in the larger parish I served years ago. (A long story.)

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting
    Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)


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