I…baptize you with water, but One mightier than I cometh…He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire. Luke 3:16
Words: John Lawley, in All the World, 1892. Reprinted in The Musical Salvationist supplement, June 1892. The original text reversed the last and penultimate stanzas below.
Wanted, hearts baptized with fire,
Hearts completely cleansed from sin,
Hearts that will go to the mire,
Hearts that dare do aught for Him;
Hearts that will be firmer, braver,
Hearts like heroes gone before,
Hearts enjoying God’s full favor,
Hearts to love Him more and more.
Hearts to hoist the colors bravely,
Hearts to share the hardest fight,
Hearts that know their duty clearly,
Hearts to dare and do the right.
Wanted, hearts that beat true ever,
Hearts that can for others feel,
Hearts that prove the traitor never,
Hearts that will the wounded heal;
Hearts o’erflowing with compassion,
Hearts renewed by grace divine,
Hearts aglow with full salvation,
Hearts to say:
Thy will, not mine!
Wanted, hearts to love the masses,
Hearts to help Him seek the lost,
Hearts to help Him save all classes,
Hearts to help Him save the worst;
Hearts to share with Him the weeping,
Hearts to bear with Him the cross,
Hearts to help Him with the reaping,
Hearts to trust through gain or loss.
Wanted, hearts like Thine, Lord, holy,
Hearts that in Thine image shine,
Hearts that turn from sin and folly,
Hearts to know no way but Thine;
Hearts that unto Thee are given,
Hearts possessed with dying love,
Hearts on earth but filled with Heaven,
Hearts inspirèd from above.