(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)
O Breath of Life, come sweeping thru us,
Revive Thy church with life and pow’r;
O Breath of Life, come, cleanse, renew us,
And fit Thy Church to meet this hour.
O Wind of God, come bend us, break us,
Till humbly we confess our need;
Then in Thy tenderness remake us,
Revive, restore — for this we plead.
O breath of Love, come breathe within us,
Renewing tho’t and will and heart;
Come, Love of Christ, afresh to win us,
Revive Thy Church in ev’ry part.
O Heart of Christ, once broken for us,
‘Tis there we find our strength and rest;
Our broken contrite hearts no solace,
And let Thy waiting Church be blest.
Revive us, Lord! Is zeal abating
While harvest frields are vast and hite;
Revive us, Lord — the world is waiting!
Equip Thy Church to spread the light.