The God that answers by fire, let Him be God.@1 Kings 18:24
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Lelia N. Morris (1862-1929)

Lelia N. Morris, 1903 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Slaughter of the Prophets of Baal
Gustave Doré (1832-1883)

Two altars on a hillside made,
Two offerings on the altar laid;
Let Him be God, who hears our cry,
And sendeth fire down from on high.
From morning light till close of day,
Hear Baal’s prophets loudly pray.

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The God who answers by fire,
The God who answers by fire,
Let Him, let Him, let Him be God.
The God who answers by fire,
The God who answers by fire
Let Him, let Him, let Him be God.

But now the faithful prophet, see,
Upon his God calls mightily:
Among the people be it known,
That Thou art God, and Thou alone.

And even while Elijah calls,
Behold, the fire from Heaven falls.

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Upon God’s altars still we lay,
Our humble offerings day by day;
Unworthy tho’ the sacrifice,
The gift of love He sanctifies,
He heeds the heart’s sincere desire,
And sends the Holy Ghost and fire.

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Ascribe to God forevermore
Thanksgiving, honor, love and power;
To God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit, three in One.
In songs of praise ascending higher,
To Him who answers still by fire.

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