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A World Wide Revival

For a world wide revival

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [For a worldwide revival]
Published in 12 hymnals

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1 FOR a world-wide revival,
Blessèd Master, we pray,
Let the power of the highest
Be upon us to-day;
For this world dearly purchased
By the blood of God’s Son,
Back from Satan’s dominion
And from sin must be won.

Send the power, O Lord,
Send the power, O Lord,
Send the Holy Ghost power, let it now be outpoured,
Send it surging and sweeping like the waves of the sea,
a world-wide revival, and begin it in me.

2 Send the showers of blessing,
As declared in Thy Word,
Let the Spirit of promise
On all flesh be outpoured;
Send the latter rain on us,
Till the land overflows,
Till the desert rejoicing
Blossoms forth as the rose,

3 There’s a sound of a going
In the mulberry trees,
News of nations awaking,
Borne upon every breeze:
For the prayers of His children,
God in mercy doth own,
The revival’s beginning,
And the power’s coming down.

Source: Redemption Hymnal #248

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: For a world wide revival
Title: A World Wide Revival
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Send the power, O Lord
Copyright: Public Domain



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