Kirtland Temple
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The Spirit of God Like a Fire is Burning


(Hosanna to God and the Lamb)

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.
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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.
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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.
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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 PENNY appointed,
   Must surely be clean at the harvest of wheat.
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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.
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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!
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CHORUS:
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.

Source: Emma Smith's Hymnal, Collection of Sacred Hymns (Kirtland, Ohio: W. W. Phelps & co., 1835; reprint, Independence, Missouri: Herald Heritage 1973), hymn 90.


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