Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Johnson Oatman, Jr.
(1856–1922)

Words: John­son Oat­man, Jr., in Waves of Sal­va­tion [Nos. 1 and 2] Com­bined, by An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter et al. (Dal­ton, Geor­gia: A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1922).

Music: John O. Beall (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John O. Beall
(1883–1961)

Lyrics

We are waiting and watching, dear Savior,
For an old time revival we pray;
Thou who hast all the floods in Thy keeping,
Send a wave of salvation today.

Refrain

Send a wave of salvation, dear Savior,
Over city and country, we pray;
To redeem and restore poor lost sinners;
Send a wave of salvation today.

We are praying for sinners, dear Savior,
And for sheep who have wandered astray;
Nothing, Lord, but Thy pow’r can reclaim them,
Send a wave of salvation today.

Refrain

Many sad hearts are weeping in sorrow,
For the years have been squandered away;
But their tears without Christ will not save them,
Send a wave of salvation today.

Refrain

In that home of the soul we have loved ones,
We’ve been lonely since they went away;
O that all may prepare to rejoin them;
Send a wave of salvation today.

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