O Lord, thy work revive

O Lord, thy work revive

Author: P. H. Brown
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1 O Lord, thy work revive,
In Zion's gloomy hour,
And let our dying graces live
By thy restoring power.

2 Oh, let thy chosen few
Awake to earnest prayer;
Their covenant again renew,
And walk in filial fear.

3 Thy spirit then will speak
Through lips of humble clay,
Till hearts of adamant shall break--
Til rebels shall obey.

4 Now lend thy gracious ear;
Now listen to our cry:
Oh, come, and bring salvation near;
Our souls on thee rely.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #652

Author: P. H. Brown

Brown, Phoebe, née Hinsdale. A member of the Congregational body, born at Canaan, Columbia County, New York, May 1, 1783, she was left an orphan when two years old. At nine she fell into the hands of a relative who kept a county gaol. These, says her son, "were years of intense and cruel suffering. The tale of her early life which she has left her children is a narrative of such deprivations, cruel treatment, and toil, as it breaks my heart to read." Escaping from this bondage at 18, she was sought by kind people, and sent for three months to a common school at Claverack, N.Y., where she learned to write, and made profession of faith in Christ. In 1805 she was married to Timothy H. Brown, a painter, and subsequently lived at East Windsor a… Go to person page >


0 Lord, Thy work revive. For a Revival. ...Found in Lyra Sacra Americana, pp. 28-30.
[It] was altered by the author for Nason's Congregational Hymn Book, 1857. This, according to Nason, is her authorized text. It is widely used in America, and is also found in a few English collections, including Reed's Hymn Book and the New Congregational Hymn Book, and sometimes is attributed in error to Hastings. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]

-- Excerpt from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Samuel Howard (b. London, England, 1710; d. London, 1782) composed ST. BRIDE as a setting for Psalm 130 in William Riley's London psalter, Parochial Harmony (1762). The melody originally began with "gathering" notes at the beginning of each phrase. The tune's title is a contraction of St. Bridget, t…

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SWABIA (Spiess)

LUTHER (Hastings)



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