It’s Called “The Revival Hymn”

I was reading another blog and the blogger said that if you have a heart for revival, “this video is a must-view.”

I would say if you have a heart to truly follow Christ, this video is a “must-view.” It takes you back to a time when preachers spoke with clarity and without apology.

It will take a good long time to view. Yet it was worth the time, in my estimation.

As you watch and listen, you’ll hear at a couple of Alliance patriarchs in the mix (Tozer and Reidhead).

Here’s a link to the text if you’d like to read it:  I suggest watching, though. The multimedia presentation is great.

You can download a high resolution version of the video here.


2 thoughts on “It’s Called “The Revival Hymn”

  1. I’m surprised no one has commented yet.

    I thought it was fantastic, personally, and says what we rarely hear anymore, that we’re not here for ourselves, but for God.

    I’m passing it on.

  2. Here’s some more detail on the speakers in The Revival Hymn.

    Ian Richard Kyle Paisley – (born 6 April 1926) is the current First Minister of Northern Ireland. Styled as The Reverend, Right Honourable or as Doctor, depending upon his current role and location, Paisley is a veteran politician and church leader in Northern Ireland. As the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), the largest single grouping in the 2007 elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly, he was elected First Minister on 8 May 2007.

    Leonard Ravenhill (1907-1994) was one of Britain’s foremost outdoor evangelists of the 20th century, a pillar of the Christian renewal movement, and one of the greatest authorities on revival. His message is drastic, fearless, and often radical. You may remember his association with Keith Green at Last Days Ministries.

    Duncan Campbell (1898 – 28 March 1972) was a fiery Scottish preacher, whose main claim to fame is that he was a leader in Lewis Awakening or Hebrides Revival, a mid-20th century religious revival in the Scottish Hebrides.

    Aiden Wilson Tozer (April 21, 1897 – May 12, 1963) was an American Protestant pastor, preacher, author, magazine editor, Bible conference speaker, and spiritual mentor serving with The Christian and Missionary Alliance. For his work, he received two honorary doctorates.

    Theodore Austin-Sparks (1888–1971) (usually known as “T. Austin-Sparks” or just “TAS”) was a British Christian evangelist.

    Paris Reidhead (May 30. 1919 – March 23, 1992) was a Christian missionary, teacher, writer, and advocate of economic development in impoverished nations. He associated himself with the Christian and Missionary Alliance movement and in 1953 began teaching at national conferences. Three years later he took a position as pastor at New York City’s Gospel Tabernacle, which had been established in 1887 by A. B. Simpson. While in New York, he drew on informational resources at the United Nations to pioneer a program through which government and private funds were used for economic development in the Third World. His efforts to implement local programs on this model took him to mission fields in Africa, Asia, and South America.

    In my opinion, Reidhead shines most in this video as it contains some of the conclusion of his famous sermon, Ten Shekels and a Shirt. The sermon comes from the story of Micah in the book of Judges who had hired a Levite to work for 10 shekels and a tunic. Later the Levite, who was being religious for what he could gain for himself, sees that he may do better for himself it he can join the Tribe of Dan. Knowing those things will make Reidhead’s portion of the video clearer.

    Don’t give up on it before you hear Reidhead. He makes it all worth while.


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