Monday, November 23, 2015

Set My Soul Afire Lord

Hymn written by Gene Bartlett (c) 1965

Set my soul afire Lord, for Thy Holy Word, 
Burn it deep within me, let Thy voice be heard
Millions grope in darkness in this day and hour, 

I will be a witness, fill me with Thy pow'r  (c)

Set my soul afire Lord, set my soul afire.
Make my life a witness of Thy saving pow'r.
Millions grope in darkness, waiting for Thy Word. 
Set my soul afire, Lord, set my soul afire!

Set my soul afire, Lord, for the lost in sin, 
Give to me a passion as I seek to win; 
Help me not to falter never let me fail, 
Fill me with Thy Spirit, let Thy will prevail. (c)

Set my soul afire, Lord, in my daily life. 
Far too long I've wandered in this day of strife; 
Nothing else will matter but to live for Thee, 
I will be a witness for Christ lives in me. (c)

About the author
Gene Bartlett was born on May 4, 1918 in Greenwood, Arkansas. He was the son of songwriter Eugene Bartlett, Sr. and was educated at John Brown University (BA), & Oklahoma Baptist University (BM, honorary DMus). He served as minister of music at three Baptist churches in Arkansas; at Trinity Baptist Church, Oklahoma City (1947-54); and Director of Church Music for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (1954). He was inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in 2000. He died on July 10, 1988, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Personal Notes:
I got Saved 7 years ago on June 29th, this was the 2nd chance the Lord gave to me for this life. My life before that day was very hard and miserable but since giving my life over to the Lord, I have so much peace and feel so loved it is the best feeling of all. It is a prayer of mine that the Lord will set my soul afire for him and to be used by Him to do His Will daily.

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