O Thou Who Art Our God, Answer Us By Fire!
Lord, bring us to this waiting state! God send us a season of glorious disorder. Oh, for a sweep of the wind that will set the seas in motion, and make our ironclad brethren, now lying so quietly at anchor, to roll from stem to stern!
Oh, for the fire to fall again – fire which shall affect the most stolid! Oh, that such fire might first sit upon the disciples, and then fall on all around! O Spirit of God, Thou art ready to work with us today even as Thou didst then. Stay not, we beseech Thee, but work at once.
Break down every barrier that hinders the incoming of Thy might! Overturn, overturn, O sacred Wind! Consume all obstacles, O Heavenly Fire! Give us now both hearts of flame and tongues of fire to preach Thy reconciling Word for Jesus’ Sake! Amen.