Monday, February 9, 2015

Revive Us Again



Last Friday, I wrote about my daddy singing the old hymns with us.  Revive us Again was one of his favorites, and it is still one of mine, although I don't hear it sung much today.

Revive us Again was written by William Paton Mackay (1839-1885) in 1863 in Scotland.  I don't know the events that were happening that inspired Brother Mackay to see the need for revival, but I know our country needs a great revival, a great awakening, a great healing, today.

We praise Thee, O God!

For the Son of Thy love,
For Jesus Who died,
And is now gone above.

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Hallelujah! Thine the glory.

Hallelujah! Amen.
Hallelujah! Thine the glory.
Revive us again.

We praise Thee, O God!

For Thy Spirit of light,
Who hath shown us our Savior,
And scattered our night.

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All glory and praise

To the Lamb that was slain,
Who hath borne all our sins,
And hath cleansed every stain.

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All glory and praise

To the God of all grace,
Who hast brought us, and sought us,
And guided our ways.

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Revive us again;

Fill each heart with Thy love;
May each soul be rekindled
With fire from above.

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You can listen to it here.  Enjoy!