Song: Prayer, Sweet Prayer in Songs of Love and Praise, No. 4

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Copyright 1897, by John J. Hood

Published in Songs of Love and Praise, No. 4 (Copyright 1897, by John J. Hood)

Lewis, Charles M.

Page 13
Format: Full words and music
Designation: 13
Verses: 3 verses

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Prayer, Sweet Prayer, #13


Verse 1
How sweet is the blessing our hearts find in pray’r!
What comfort and peace it inspires!
A refuge in sorrow, a solace in care,
A shield in temptation’s fierce fires.

Prayer, prayer,
Balm for wounded hearts;
Prayer, prayer,
Shield for Satan’s darts;
Prayer, prayer,
Safeguard all the way,
Till life’s rugged path leads up
To realms of day.

Verse 2
How blest the assurance, when trials assail,
That pray’r brings us strength to o’ercome;
That our pleadings for succor shall ever prevail,
Till at length we shall reach that blest home.

Verse 3
The young and the aged rejoice in its power,
The weak and the weary at heart;
Thro’ life’s toilsome journey, in death’s trying hour
Its promises will not depart.