O, Breath of Life

Words:  Bessie P. Head, 1914

Music:  Davide C. Marney, 1997

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Theme:Call to Worship



O, Breath of Life, come sweeping through us,
revive your church with life and pow'r;
O, Breath of Life, come cleanse, renew us,
And fit your church to meet this hour.

O, Wind of God, come bend us, break us,
Till humbly we confess our need;
Then in your tenderness remake us,
Revive, restore, for this we plead.

O, Breath of Love, come breathe within us,
Renewing thought and will and heart;
Come, Love of Christ, afresh to win us,
Revive your church in every part.

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

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

Better than life itself thy love,
Dearer that all beside to me:
For whom have I in heav'n above,
Or what on earth compared to thee?

Praise with my heart, my mind, my voice.
For all they mercy I will give;
My soul shall still in God rejoice;
My tongue shall bless thee while I live.