Nursery Rhymes

Breath of Life

Breath of Life Lyrics and Music

The rousing words and lyrics of the popular hymn begin with "O breath of life, come sweeping through us, Revive Thy church with life and power" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Breath of Life" hymn were written by its English author Elizabeth Ann Porter Head. The author of the hymn, Elizabeth Ann Porter Head, was born on January 1, 1850 and died on June 28, 1936. The tender music that accompanies the "Breath of Life" song of praise was composed by Mary Jane Hammond The composer of the music to the "Breath of Life" hymn, Mary Jane Hammond, was born on 1878 and died on January 23, 1964. We have placed "Breath of Life" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the illuminating lyrics of this popular Christian song and long-established church hymn.

Breath of Life Hymn
Title: Breath of Life *** Name of Composer: Mary Jane Hammond *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Elizabeth Ann Porter Head *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the uplifting words of the "Breath of Life" lyrics, Elizabeth Ann Porter Head (January 1, 1850-June 28, 1936), was born in Norfolk, England and achieved fame as a hymn writer.

Breath of Life Lyrics

O breath of life, come sweeping through us,
Revive Thy church with life and power;
O Breath of life, come, cleanse, renew us,
And fit Thy church to meet this hour.

O wind of God, come bend us, break us,
Till humbly we confess our need;
Then in Thy tenderness remake us,
Revive, restore, for this we plead.

O breath of love, come breathe within us,
Renewing thought and will and heart;
Come, Love of Christ, afresh to win us,
Revive Thy church in every part.

O heart of Christ, once broken for us,
'Tis there we find our strength and rest;
Our broken, contrite hearts now solace,
And let Thy waiting church be blest.

Revive us, Lord! Is zeal abating
While harvest fields are vast and white?
Revive, us Lord, the world is waiting,
Equip Thy church to spread the light.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Breath of Life", Mary Jane Hammond (1878-January 23, 1964), was born in London, England and became famous as a musician and composer.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Breath of Life
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Elizabeth Ann Porter Head (January 1, 1850 to June 28, 1936)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Mary Jane Hammond (1878 to January 23, 1964)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "O breath of life, come sweeping through us, Revive Thy church with life and power"
First Publication Date: 1914

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