1 Revive thy work, O Lord,
thy mighty arm make bare;
speak with the voice that wakes the dead,
and make thy people hear.
2 Revive thy work, O Lord,
disturb this sleep of death;
quicken the smould'ring embers now
by thine almighty breath.
3 Revive thy work, O Lord,
create soul-thirst for thee;
and hung'ring for the Bread of Life
O may our spirits be.
4 Revive thy work, O Lord,
exalt thy precious name;
and, by the Holy Ghost, our love
for thee and thine inflame.
5 Revive thy work, O Lord,
give Pentecostal show'rs;
the glory shall be all thine own,
the blessing, Lord, be ours.
Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #413
|First Line:||Revive thy work, O Lord, Thy mighty arm make bare|
|Title:||Revive Thy Work, O Lord|
|Author:||Albert Midlane (1858)|
|Refrain First Line:||Revive Thy work, O Lord|
Revive Thy work, O Lord, Thy mighty arm make bare. A. Midlane. [Home Missions.] First published in the British Messenger, Oct. 1858, again in the Evangelical Hymn Book , 1860, and again in a large number of hymnals in Great Britain and America. The original text is usually given with the change of stanza v. 1. 2, "Give pentecostal showers," to "And give refreshing showers," as in the Hymnal Companion, No. 150. It is one of the most popular of Mr. Midlane's hymns.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)