Rees Howells, Vision Hymns of Spiritual Warfare Intercessory Declarations

By Rees Howells and Mathew Backholer


Rees Howells, Vision Hymns of Spiritual Warfare Intercessory Declarations:

World War II Songs of Victory, Intercession, Praise and Worship, Israel and the Every Creature Commission

Worship as Warfare and Prophetic Declarations of Praise in the Heavenlies.

Vision Hymns gives a rare insight into the prophetic declarations, hymns and choruses used in spiritual warfare by Rees Howells and his team of intercessors at the Bible College of Wales (BCW). Spanning the pivotal years of 1936-1948 and brought to life for the first time in more than seventy years. Many of the songs of worship reveal the theology, spiritual battles and history during the dark days of World War II and the years surrounding it. From Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, Hitler’s predicted downfall, to the nation of Israel being born in a day and the glories beyond.

Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! For He has done marvellous things; His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory – Psalm 98:1.

Vision Hymns is more than a collection of rare hymns and choruses, including songs from the Bible, revelations, explanations and historical analysis behind many BCW hymns, coupled with historical events and the authentic voice of Rees Howells. Including letters, rare and never-seen-before fully digitally enhanced photos, plus three never-before-published poems about Rees and Lizzie Howells, and the British staff member working at BCW’s Paris mission imprisoned in occupied France, his Divine escape and return to BCW during World War II.

Let the saints be joyful in glory; let them sing aloud on their beds. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth and a two-edged sword in their hand – Psalm 149:5-6.

Rees Howells embraced worship as warfare and participated in it daily. The Holy Spirit taught him the power of prophetic declarations and prophetic praise. Vision Hymns is a stirring book of historical spiritual warfare that contains no melodies or music and is a book that can be read by all, to inspire and uplift one’s spirit and mind – words and lyrics to stir the soul and set the heart ablaze. Learn how your praise and worship can bring you into God’s glory, into the realm of revelation so you can be effective in prayers and intercessions.

‘Speaking to one another in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your hearts to the Lord giving thanks always for all things….’ (Ephesians 5:19-20).

Additional information

Dimensions 22.9 × 15.2 cm
Book Details

ISBN 978-1-907066-96-2 (Paperback)
ISBN 978-1-907066-95-5 (Hardback)
6 x 9 inches
13 chapters
250 pages

About The Author

Rees Howells

Rees Howells was a former miner from Wales who was converted in America and returned to his homeland during the Welsh Revival (1904-1905). He founded a local evangelistic mission, lived a life of faith and intercession, and received the fullness of the Holy Spirit. He was then called to the hidden life, before training to be a minister and with his wife went to the mission fields of Southern Africa where they saw revival for many years! After nearly ten years of service under the auspices of the South Africa General Mission, they founded the Bible College of Wales in Swansea, which became a powerhouse of prayer, faith and intercession, a large international community, with a school for missionary children, hospital and home of rest for missionaries.

Mathew Backholer

Mathew Backholer is a revival historian, prolific writer, editor, the co-founder of ByFaith Media (, a presenter for ByFaith TV which airs globally on numerous networks and is a guest speaker on Revelation TV. Mathew is a former student and staff member of the Bible College of Wales (BCW) under the Directorship of Samuel Rees Howells and is the official historian of BCW (1924-2009) who has edited and published: Samuel, Son and Successor of Rees Howells by Richard Maton, alongside Samuel Rees Howells: A Life of Intercession by Richard Maton and Paul Backholer. Mathew has written more than twenty books including Rees Howells’ God Challenges the Dictators, Doom of Axis Powers Predicted; the best-selling: Revival Fires and Awakenings; as well as Reformation to Revival, Christianity Rediscovered, Extreme Faith: On Fire Christianity and Short-Term Missions: A Christian Guide to STMs.