Revive Us Again Lyrics

William MacKay
William MacKay
Words:William Mackay
Music:John Husband
Key:G major
Time Sig:3/4
Tempo:102 | mid tempo
Meter:11.11 with refrain
CCLI #:7214957
Verse:Psalm 80:18
verse 1
We praise Thee, O God!
For the Son of Thy love,
For Jesus Who died,
And is now gone above.

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

verse 2
We praise Thee, O God!
For Thy Spirit of light,
Who hath shown us our Savior,
And scattered our night.

verse 3
We praise thee, O God,
For the joy thou hast giv'n
To thy saints in communion,
These foretastes of heav'n.

verse 4
Revive us again;
Fill each heart with Thy love;
May each soul be rekindled
With fire from above.

Words: William Paton Mackay
Music: John Jenkins Husband
CCLI #7214957

Revive Us Again: A Hymn of Renewal and Praise

“Revive Us Again” is a beloved hymn that has resonated with Christians for over a century, serving as a powerful testament to the transformative power of God’s grace and the enduring need for spiritual revival. Written by Dr. William Paton MacKay, a Scottish physician turned Presbyterian minister, this hymn is deeply rooted in his own journey of faith and the miraculous return of his long-lost Bible.

The Origins of a Timeless Hymn

MacKay’s spiritual awakening inspired him to pen “Revive Us Again,” capturing the essence of his own story and the wider revival movement sweeping across Scotland during the mid-19th century. The hymn’s lyrics, drawing from Habakkuk 3:2, acknowledge the awe-inspiring deeds of the Lord while urgently pleading for a fresh outpouring of His Spirit. The repeated refrain of “Hallelujah! Thine the glory” serves as a joyful declaration of praise, recognizing God’s saving power and the joy found in communion with Him.

A Melody that Captures the Heart

Set to a simple yet powerful tune composed by MacKay himself, “Revive Us Again” features a memorable melody that perfectly captures the hymn’s message of revival and adoration. The irregular meter of the text, combined with the straightforward harmonic structure, creates a sense of urgency and sincerity that has resonated with congregations for generations. The hymn’s popularity was further amplified by its adoption in the evangelistic campaigns of Dwight L. Moody, Ira Sankey, and Billy Graham, solidifying its place in the canon of beloved Christian hymns.

A Call to Renewal and Reflection

For those seeking a deeper connection with God and a renewed sense of spiritual vitality, “Revive Us Again” offers both comfort and challenge. The hymn’s lyrics serve as a reminder of the joy and peace found in a life surrendered to Christ, while its fervent plea for revival encourages believers to continually seek the transformative power of the Holy Spirit in their lives and communities.

As you listen to the hymn or watch our lyrics video of “Revive Us Again,” allow the words and melody to stir your heart and draw you closer to the God who revives and restores. May this timeless hymn inspire you to join in the chorus of praise and the ongoing call for spiritual awakening, both in your own life and in the world around you.

Read  the full hymn history behind Revive Us Again.

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