629c. Father, hear the prayer we offer

1 Father, hear the prayer we offer:
not for ease that prayer shall be,
but for strength that we may ever
live our lives courageously.

2 Not for ever in green pastures
do we ask our way to be;
but the steep and rugged pathway
may we tread rejoicingly.

3 Not for ever by still waters
would we idly rest and stay;
but would smite the living fountains
from the rocks along our way.

4 Be our strength in hours of weakness,
in our wanderings be our guide;
through endeavour, failure, danger,
Father, be thou at our side.

Text Information
First Line: Father, hear the prayer we offer
Author: Love Maria Willis (1824-1908)
Meter: 87 87
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Courage; Discipleship; Endurance (3 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Martin Shaw (1875-1958)
Meter: 87 87
Key: A Major
Copyright: © Chester Music and Novello & Co, 14-15 Berners Street, London W1T 3LJ UK Permission applied for.

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