O Breath Of Life (Spiritus Vitae – 4 verses) – Organ

Lyrics – 4 verses

Suitable for: Lent, Pentecost, General Usage

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lyrics: Elizabeth (Bessie) Ann Porter Head (1850 – 1936) . Public Domain


  • Tune: Spiritus Vitae. Composer: Mary Jane Hammond (1878 – 1964).  Music © Copyright Control
  • Meter: 98 98
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M.S. Irwin (b. 1955). ISRC: UKTU21900096

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