REVIVE Thy work, O Lord!
    Thy mighty arm make bare;
Speak with the voice that wakes the dead
    And make Thy people hear.
2      Revive Thy work, O Lord!
    Disturb this sleep of death;
Quicken the smouldering embers now
    By Thine almighty breath.
3      Revive Thy work, O Lord!
    Create soul-thirst for Thee;
And hungering for the Bread of Life,
    O may our spirits be!
4      Revive Thy work, O Lord!
    And bless to all Thy Word!
And may its pure and saving Truth
    In living faith be heard.
5      Revive Thy work, O Lord!
    Exalt Thy precious name;
And, by the Holy Ghost, our love
    For Thee and Thine inflame.
6      Revive Thy work, O Lord!
    And give refreshing showers;
The glory shall be all Thine own,
    The blessing, Lord, be ours.
Albert Midlane, 1825-1909