O Lord, revive Thy work.@Habakkuk 3:2

Albert Midlane, 1858.

Festal Song William H. Walter, in the Episcopal Hymnal with Tunes Old and New, by John Ireland Tucker, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Albert Midlane (1825-1909)

Revive Thy work, O Lord,
Thy mighty arm make bare;
Speak with the voice that wakes the dead,
And make Thy people hear.

Revive Thy work, O Lord,
Disturb this sleep of death;
Quicken the smoldering embers now
By Thine almighty breath.

Revive Thy work, O Lord,
Create soul-thirst for Thee;
And hungering for the bread of life
O may our spirits be.

Revive Thy work, O Lord,
Exalt Thy precious name;
And, by the Holy Ghost, our love
For Thee and Thine inflame.

Revive Thy work, O Lord,
Give Pentecostal showers;
The glory shall be all Thine own,
The blessing, Lord, be ours.