MUSIC

THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG

Can a prayer in song be any more poignant at this specific moment in time than this one? I hardly know where to start. 

We really have to think of this as a prayer from deep to deep, and one which was crying out this desperate need ahead of its now more needful urgency. It has gathered relevance, intensity and fervency and a unified cry of God's people as it has lived and breathed. 

 

You will hear that the song starts with part of a prophetic poem  "I See Your Holy Fire" which God gave me back in 2008, a poem a which was born as God literally showed me his Holy Fire on the periphery on my closed-eye vision. He caused me to see it, long for it, question it and pray for it in a poem which I now see was prophetically ahead of its time. You can read the full poem in the book "To Change a Nation" if you wish to connect with the full version. At the same time, Mum wrote this prayer-song for a congregational setting and the two were not originally intended to be married together. However, on the Heaven's Song project, we were running with the concept of marrying the 'prophetic poetic' and the spirit and truth worship, and these two were already destined to come together as a single prayer. It's like they had been written together to be part of the same arrangement, but in reality, that was perhaps God's plan and not ours, and we must give him the credit. 

 

The song has been transformed amazingly under the genius arrangement of Dan Bowater and is completely different in feel and genre than its original congregational version. Before we recorded the vocals, we could hardly have imagined how this powerful musical prayer could have come together, but this certainly exemplifies the collaborative efforts of a host of gifted, anointed and talented people coming together for the purpose of glorifying God in the pursuit of excellence. Particular powerful anointing is felt in the performance of Mike Haughton on the sax, whose credentials include working with Cliff Richard and Elton John. We were so blessed with amazing musicians and talents on this track, individuals with real musical vision and skill forged through gifting and experience. 

 

This song has blessed us and so many people since it was recorded those years ago, and it is our prayer that you will find and run-with the prayer it lifts to the throne-room .... even as it is carried in the amazing musicianship and the rich anointing. 

Let Your Holy fire fall, Oh God!


Juliet Dawn

LYRICS

Spoken Word:

I see the dancing shadow of Your Holy Fire, It sits on the periphery of my vision

It flickers with all the authority of heaven and beckons to my quizzical flesh and hungry spirit

But what is this Holy Fire?         Where, how and on what will it fall?

Its flame beats with power and intensity, threatening to unleash itself with unstoppable purpose.

But what is this Holy Fire? Oh God, what is this Holy Fire?

 

Verse :

Revive Your Church, again in Your mercy

Restore once more her former beauty

God of love, so faithful forever, release heaven’s power and victory.

With lifted hands we seek a fresh outpouring

We are longing for more of Your glory

God of love, so faithful forever, rekindle that flame of destiny

 

Chorus:

Holy wind, Holy Fire – Holy Wind, Holy Fire - Visit us take us take us higher

Holy Wind , Holy Fire – Holy Wind, Holy Fire - Visit us, our hearts inspire

 

Verse 1: 

Revive Your Church, again in Your mercy

Restore once more her former beauty

God of love, so faithful forever, release heaven’s power and victory.

With lifted hands we seek a fresh outpouring

We are longing for more of Your glory

God of love, so faithful forever, rekindle that flame of destiny

 

Chorus: 

Holy wind, Holy Fire – Holy Wind, Holy Fire - Visit us take us take us higher

Holy Wind , Holy Fire – Holy Wind, Holy Fire - Visit us, our hearts inspire

 

Bridge:

Anointing fall – anointing fall     As we call for more of You

Anointing fall – anointing fall    As we call for more of You

Anointing fall – anointing fall    As we call for more of you

 

Chorus:

Holy wind, Holy Fire – Holy Wind, Holy Fire - Visit us take us take us higher

Holy Wind , Holy Fire – Holy Wind, Holy Fire - Visit us, our hearts inspire

Holy wind, Holy fire - Holy wind, Holy fire - Visit us take us higher

Holy wind, Holy Fire – Holy Wind, Holy Fire - Visit us, our hearts inspire

 

Outro: 

Re-kindle Your church Lord - Oh God we long for more of You, 

Holy Wind, Holy Wind

You’re so faithful  - we need more of you - we’re seeking

Re-kindle the flame, oh God – oh God – oh God

Where are You Lord?

Send Your fire and the wind of Your Spirit