Friday, August 16, 2019

Hymn of the Week: Lord, Pour Out Your Spirit

(Camp meeting during the Second Great Awakening)
This week's hymn is a prayer for the work of God to break out in revival in the world around us. Its verses lift up successive prayers for our local area, for our nation, and for the world. In its repetitive nature, it's something akin to my "prayer anthem" genre. The tune here is that of the classic hymn "More about Jesus."

Lord, Pour Out Your Spirit (Revival Prayer)

God of our hope, we raise this prayer,
Placing our homes beneath your care:
Here in our cities have your way;
Reign in this very place today!

     (Chorus:)
     Lord, pour out your Spirit!
     Lord, pour out your Spirit!
     As we proclaim the Gospel call,
     Lord, let revival's fire fall!

God of our hope, we raise this prayer,
Placing our nation in your care:
Now in this country have your way;
Reign in your glory here today!

     (Chorus)

God of our hope, we raise this prayer,
Placing our world in your care:
In all the nations have your way,
'Til all the earth extols your reign!

     (Chorus)

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