Renewing Our Spirits

Like a river of tears

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by John Oldham
Tune Name: MacDONALD

Lyrics as Poetry

Like a river of tears
your love pours upon us;
like a sunshine of blessing
your grace will sustain us;
like a star-studded sky
your spirit shines o’er us,
renewing our spirits
with courage and faith.Like a bird in free flight
by windows around us;
like a wind in the forest
that breathes life among us;
like a phoenix that’s rising
from ashes around us,
renewing our spirits
with vision and grace.Like a pillar of cloud
you promise to guide us;
like a bright firey bush
you come to speak to us;
like a calm cooling breeze
your spirit breathes in us,
renewing our spirits
with loving embrace.Like a lover’s caress
your spirit revives us;
like a song of the soul
you come to be with us;
like a prayer of the heart
you heal and restore us,
renewing our spirits,
the future to face.


Words by
John OldhamCopyright © 1996 by John Oldham


Audio Sample

RENEWING OUR SPIRITS
One Verse
played on piano by Ron Klusmeier

Scripture References

  • Exodus 3:2
  • Exodus 13:21
  • Numbers 14:14
  • Nehemiah 9:12
  • Nehemiah 9:19
  • Psalm 46:4
  • Mark 12:26
  • Acts 2:1-4
  • Acts 7:30-32

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Assurance
  • Burning Bush
  • Cloud
  • Faith
  • Future
  • GOD∶ love of
  • GOD∶ nature of
  • Grace
  • Heal, Healing
  • Hope
  • LOVE∶ God's
  • Pentecost
  • Promise
  • Renewal
  • Spirit
  • Trust

Projection Images

This feature is only accessible to Subscribers or those who have purchased this Single Title.


Projection Images are available in three different versions:

  • Apple Keynote
  • MS PowerPoint
  • ZIP (JPEGS) which may be incorporated into any projection software program.

Projection Images are available in two aspect ratios:

  • Standard (4:3)
  • Widescreen (16:9)

Varying by title, slides may be available as:

  • Words only
  • Words and images
  • Words and melody line

Use the link below for instructions on how to use the Projection Images in Powerpoint and Keynote.

Learn more

Accompaniment Recordings

This feature is only accessible to Subscribers or those who have purchased this Single Title.

  • WOOCS 2.2.4
  • Subscribe To All Titles

    unlimited annual access to everything on this site

  • Purchase This Title

    unlimited access to all versions of this title

  • unlimited access to an individual version of this title

Purchasers and Subscribers
Click links below to download your versions.

Versions Available for This Title

Contact us if you need a version you don’t see here.

Choral Anthem Arrangements


  • Choral Anthem: SATB Full Score
  • Choral Anthem: SATB Choral Parts

Melody Line Versions (including transposing instruments)


  • Melody Line: 'C' Instrument or Vocal
  • Melody Line: 'C' Instrument 8va
  • Melody Line: Bass Clef 'C' Instrument
  • Melody Line: Alto Clef Instrument
  • Melody Line: ‘Bb’ Instrument
  • Melody Line: ‘Eb’ Instrument
  • Melody Line: ‘F’ Instrument (high)
  • Melody Line: ‘F’ Instrument (low)

Piano Versions


  • Piano: Hymn-style

Hymn-style Vocal Harmonizations


  • Hymn-style: SATB voices

Guitar Chords & Bass Progressions


  • Guitar & Bass: Full chords in keyboard key
  • Guitar: Transposed capo chords
  • Easy Guitar: Basic chords