Scripture Verse

Wilt Thou not revive us again: that Thy people may rejoice in Thee? Psalm 85:6


James M. Black (1856–1938)

Words: James M. Black, in Joy­ful Sound, by John Swe­ney (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1889), num­ber 62.

Music: Arch Street John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John R. Sweney (1837–1899)


God is here, and that to bless us
With the Spir­it’s quickening power;
See, the cloud already bending,
Waits to drop the grateful shower.


Let it come, O Lord, we pray Thee,
Let the shower of blessing fall;
We are waiting, we are waiting,
Oh, revive the hearts of all.

God is here! we feel His presence
In this consecrated place;
But we need the soul refreshing
Of His free, unbounded grace.


God is here! oh, then, be­liev­ing,
Bring to Him our one desire,
That His love may now be kindled,
Till its flame each heart inspire.


Savior, grant the prayer we offer,
While in simple faith we bow,
From the windows of Thy mercy
Pour us out a blessing now.