Mar 2021, Monthly Song, Music

Songs of the Faith – March 2021

Hymn Title: Sweet Hour of Prayer

Author: W.W. Waldorf

Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer,
That calls me from a world of care
And bids me at my Father’s throne
Make all my wants and wishes known!
In seasons of distress and grief
My soul has often found relief,
And oft escaped the tempter’s snare
By thy return, sweet hour of prayer.

Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer,
Thy wings shall my petition bear
To Him whose truth and faithfulness
Engage the waiting soul to bless:
And since He bids me seek His face,
Believe His Word and trust His grace,
I’ll cast on Him my ev’ry care,
And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer.

Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer,
May I thy consolation share,
Till, from Mount Pisgah’s lofty height,
I view my home and take my flight:
This robe of flesh I’ll drop and rise
To seize the everlasting prize;
And shout, while passing through the air,
“Farewell, farewell, sweet hour of prayer!”

For more author info and other representatives text visit https://hymnary.org/text/sweet_hour_of_prayer_sweet_hour_of_pray

Jan 2021, Monthly Song, Music

Songs of the Faith – January 2021

Hymn Title: Revive Us Again

Author: W.P. Mackay

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 We praise thee, O God, for the joy thou hast giv’n
to thy saints in communion, these foretastes of heav’n. [Refrain]

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

For more info see Hymnary.org


I’ve been praying with a group of folks from all over the world for revival and for the Lord to manifest his glory in the nations. For much of the year, my prayers were lacking in passion. I sincerely prayed for revival, but while I had agreed to set aside some time every Saturday in 2020 to pray, I didn’t always prioritize that time. However, when the prayer initiative moved to an online format, I had the joy of meeting dear saints from near and far and it has helped to invigorate my prayer life. I’m still not where I need to be. I am still too lazy and too easily distracted when it comes to prayer, but I trust the LORD will complete His good work in me! We are still praying for revival. We believe the Lord is shaking the nations. Lord, revive us again!

Dec 2020, Monthly Song, Music

Songs of the Faith – December 2020

Hymn title: O Come, O Come Emmanuel

9th Century Latin hymn, translated by John Mason Neale, 1851

Please read the article at Religious Affections Ministries for more insight on this Advent hymn http://:https://religiousaffections.org/articles/hymnody/hoping-through-the-darkness-before-dawn-o-come-o-come-emmanuel/

O come, O come, Emmanuel,
and ransom captive Israel,
that mourns in lonely exile here,
until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
shall come to Thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan’s tyranny;
from depths of hell Thy people save,
and give them vict’ry o’er the grave.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
shall come to Thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Dayspring, come and cheer
our spirits by Thine advent here;
disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
and death’s dark shadows put to flight.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
shall come to Thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Key of David, come,
and open wide our heav’nly home;
make safe the way that leads on high,
and close the path to misery.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
shall come to Thee, O Israel.