Scripture Verse

The God that answereth by fire, let Him be God.@1 Kings 18:24
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Johnson Oatman, Jr.
(1856–1922)

Words: John­son Oat­man, Jr., in On Wings of Song, by George C. Hugg (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: George C. Hugg, 1896), page 99.

Music: Zheng­zhou Ad­am Gei­bel, 1896 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Elijah’s Sacrifice Consumed
William Brassey Hole (1846–1917)

Elijah once stood praying,
Elijah once stood praying;
That God would send an answer,
When the fire came down.

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It fell upon the altar,
It fell upon the altar;
Consuming every portion,
When the fire came down.

Great fear fell on the people,
Great fear fell on the people;
They gave to God the glory,
When the fire came down.

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I took my sins to Jesus,
I took my sins to Jesus;
I laid them on the altar,
When the fire came down.

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For fuller consecration,
For fuller consecration;
Once more I sought the altar,
When the fire came down.

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Great glory filled the temple,
Great glory filled the temple;
I caught a sight of Heaven,
When the fire came down.

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