Purest Flame L.M.
By William Cleary
- A minor
- Plain tune
- Time signature
- Elhanan Winchester, 1794
How charming was that harmony,
Which in the Christian church was found,
When peace, love, joy and unity,
Did in the hearts of all abound!
Their faith and order was the same,
One Lord, one faith, one baptism had,
Each other loved with purest flame,
Their hearts rejoiced, their tongues were glad.
The happy, faithful multitude
Were one in heart, and soul and mind;
Such Christians holy angels viewed,
Saw heav'n begun among mankind.
O might such days return again!
O could our eyes such glory see!
Jesus, when thou on earth shall reign,
More glorious times by far shall be.