Scripture Verse

Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live. Ezekiel 37:5


Edwin Hatch

Words: Ed­win Hatch, 1878. First ap­peared in a pri­vate print­ing of Be­tween Doubt and Pray­er.

Music: Trent­ham Ro­bert Jack­son, in Fif­ty Sac­red Leaf­lets, 1888 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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The Vision of Ezekiel
Gustave Doré


Breathe on me, breath of God,
Fill me with life anew,
That I may love what Thou dost love,
And do what Thou wouldst do.

Breathe on me, breath of God,
Until my heart is pure,
Until with Thee I will one will,
To do and to endure.

Breathe on me, breath of God,
Blend all my soul with Thine,
Until this earthly part of me
Glows with Thy fire divine.

Breathe on me, breath of God,
So shall I never die,
But live with Thee the perfect life
Of Thine eternity.