291. O Breath of Life

1 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.

2 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.

3 O Breath of Love, come breathe within us,
Renewing thought and will and heart;
Come, Love of Christ, afresh to win us,
Revive Thy Church in ev'ry part.

4 O Heart of Christ, once broken for us,
'Tis there we find our strength and rest;
Our broken contrite hearts now solace,
And let Thy waiting Church be blest.

5 Revive us, Lord! Is zeal abating
While harvest fields are vast and white?
Revive us, Lord, the world is waiting,
Equip Thy Church to spread the light.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: O Breath of Life, come sweeping thru us
Title: O Breath of Life
Author: Bessie Porter Head
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: 9.8.9.8.
Topic: Holy Spirit; Renewal and Revival
Notes: Optional musical transition to "God of Grace and God of Glory"
Tune Information
Name: DET AR ETT FAST ORD
Composer: Joel Blomquist
Meter: 9.8.9.8.
Key: A♭ Major



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