Revive Us Again

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"Revive Us Again" is a hymn written by William Mackay in 1867. This hymn calls upon the ultimate sacrifice that Jesus made by giving his life to redeem mankind of its sins. Mackay rejoices in this sacrifice and dedicates this hymn to praise the divine gift of salvation granted by God. Discover the lyrics of "Revive Us Again" and the story of William Mackay below!

1 We praise thee, O God, for the Son of thy love,
For Jesus who died and is now gone above.

Refrain:
Hallelujah, thine the glory!
Hallelujah, Amen!
Hallelujah, thine the glory!
Revive us again.

2 We praise thee, O God, for thy Spirit of light,
Who has shown us our Savior and scattered our night. [Refrain]

3 All glory and praise to the Lamb that was slain,
Who has borne all our sins and has cleansed ev'ry stain. [Refrain]

4 Revive us again - fill each heart with thy love;
May each soul be rekindled with fire from above. [Refrain]

Songwriters William Mackay Published by Public Domain

The Story Behind Revive Us Again

William Paton Mackay M.D. was born on May 13, 1839, and studied at the University of Edinburgh. After pursuing his medical profession for a living, he converted to the minister of Prospect Street Presbyterian Church, in 1868, and passed away during an accident on August 22, 1885. Seventeen of his hymns are in W. Reid's Praise Book, 1872. One of the best recognized is "We praise Thee, O God, for the Son of Thy love" (Praise to God), penned in 1863.

 


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