The Spirit of God Like a Fire Is Burning

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The Spirit of God Like a Fire Is Burning
by W. W. Phelps
The Spirit of God Like a Fire Is Burning was first published in either the January 1836 issue of the Messenger and Advocate or the first Latter Day Saint hymnal, Collection of Sacred Hymns (Kirtland, Ohio) which came off the press in late 1835 or early 1836.

The text below reproduces the heading and page break as it appears in the hymnal, but the text itself is identical to that published in the Messenger and Advocate.

          HYMN 90. P. M.
 
 1 The Spirit of God like a fire is burning;
     The latter day glory begins to come forth;
   The visions and blessings of old are returning;
     The angels are coming to visit the earth.
   We’ll sing & we’ll shout with the armies of heaven:
     Hosanna, hosanna to God and the Lamb!
   Let glory to them in the highest be given,
     Henceforth and forever: amen and amen!
 
 2 The Lord is extending the saints' understanding—
     Restoring their judges and all as at first;
   The knowledge and power of God are expanding
     The vail o'er the earth is beginning to burst.
   We'll sing and we'll shout &c.
 
 3 We call in our solemn assemblies, in spirit,
     To spread forth the kingdom of heaven abroad,
   That we through our faith may begin to inherit
     The visions, and blessings, and glories of God.
   We'll sing and we'll shout &c.
 
 4 We'll wash and be wash'd, and with oil be anointed
     Withal not omitting the washing of feet:
   For he that receiveth his -- appointed,
     Must surely be clean at the harvest of wheat.
   We'll sing and we'll shout &c.
 
 5 Old Israel that fled from the world for his freedom,
     Must come with the cloud and the pillar, amain:
   A Moses, and Aaron, and Joshua lead him,
     And feed him on manna from heaven again.
 
 6 How blessed the day when the lamb and the lion
     Shall lie down together without any ire;
   And Ephraim be crown’d with his blessing in Zion,
     As Jesus descends with his chariots of fire!
   We'll sing & we'll shout with His armies of heaven:
     Hosanna, hosanna, to God and the Lamb!
   Let glory to them in the highest be given,
     Henceforth and forever: amen and amen.
 
          FINIS.