O THOU Who camest from above
   The pure, celestial fire to impart,
Kindle a flame of sacred love
    On the mean altar of my heart.
2  There let it for Thy glory burn,
    With inextinguishable blaze;
And, trembling, to its source return
    In humble love and fervent praise.
3  Jesus, confirm my heart’s desire
    To work and speak and think for Thee;
Still let me guard the holy fire,
    And still stir up Thy gift in me;
4  Ready for all Thy perfect will,
    My acts of faith and love repeat,
Till death Thine endless mercies seal,
    And make the sacrifice complete.
Charles Wesley, 1707-88