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Get the Flame!

(from the Azusa Street Revival, 1906-1908)

While the fire of God is falling,
While the voice of God is calling,
Brothers, get the flame!
While the torch of God is burning,
Men’s weak efforts overturning,
Christians, get the flame!

Get the flame!  O brothers, get the flame!
Find the power that lies in Jesus’ name!

While the Holy Ghost is pleading,
Human methods superseding,
He Himself the flame,
While the power hearts is bending,
Yield thine own to him, surrendering
All to get the flame!

For the world at last is waking
And beneath his spell is breaking
Into living flame;
And our glorious Lord is seeking
Human hearts to rouse the sleeping,
Fired with heavenly flame!

If in utter self-surrender
You would work for Christ, remember,
You must have the flame!
For the sake of bruised and dying,
And the lost in darkness lying,
We must get the flame!

For the sake of Christ in glory
And the spreading of the story,
We must get the flame!
O my soul, for thy refining,
And thy clearer, brighter shining,
Do not miss the flame!

On the Holy Ghost relying,
Simply trusting and not trying,
You will get the flame.
Brothers, let us cease our dreaming,
And while God’s floodtide is streaming,
We will have the flame!


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2 comments… add one
  • Brian Hildebrand May 2, 2017, 12:17 pm

    This poem was sent to Frank Bartleman (AZUSA ST.) by Evan Roberts from the Great Welsh Revival 1904-1906. The writer is anonymous.

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