One of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal…with it he touched my mouth.@Isaiah 6:6-7
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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

Fanny Crosby, in Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1897), page 51.

John R. Sweney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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The Burning Coal
Bernard Picart (1673-1733)

Come, Holy Ghost, and touch my tongue
As with a living flame;
I want the sanctifying grace
My Savior bids me claim.

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Waiting, I am waiting
For the promise of the Pentecostal shower;
Waiting, I am waiting
For the promise of Thy wondrous, mighty power.

Come, Holy Ghost, with sacred fire
Baptize this heart of mine;
Break every earthly idol down,
And all its dross refine.

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I want a self renouncing will,
That owns His sweet control,
And through my life I want His love
A ceaseless flood to roll.

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Come, Holy Ghost, the blood apply
As Thou hast ne’er before,
That I may shout my Savior’s praise
Henceforth and evermore.

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