Author of the Lyrics
The author of the edifying
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.
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
Title of Hymn: Breath of Life
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Elizabeth Ann Porter Head (January 1, 1850
to June 28, 1936)
Nationality of Author:
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:
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.