O Breath of Life-A Prayer for Today

The following hymn was written by Bessie Porter Head in 1920. Oh, how these words resonate with me and how applicable they are 100 years later!!

Oh Lord in Heaven, forgive us for our complacency and obese indulgences of worldly things. Breathe on us oh Breath of Life!

1 O Breath of life, come sweeping through us,
revive your church with life and pow’r;
O Breath of Life, come, cleanse, renew us,
and fit your church to meet this hour.

2 O Wind of God, come bend us, break us,
till humbly we confess our need;
then in your tenderness remake us,
revive, restore, for this we plead.

3 O Breath of love, come breathe within us,
renewing thought and will and heart;
come, Love of Christ, afresh to win us,
revive your church in ev’ry part.

4 O Heart of Christ, once broken for us,
’tis there we find our strength and rest;
our broken, contrite hearts now solace,
and let your waiting church be blest.

5 Revive us, Lord! Is zeal abating 
while harvest fields are vast and white?
Revive us, Lord, the world is waiting,
equip your church to spread the light.

This has been my prayer for weeks, though I did not discover this hymn til Wednesday evening.

Lord, fit Your church to meet this hour!

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