175. The Lord, who truly knows

1 The Lord, who truly knows
The heart of every saint,
Invites us by His holy word
To pray and never faint.

2 He bows His gracious ear;
We never plead in vain;
Yet we must wait till He appear,
And pray, and pray again.

3 Though unbelief suggest,
Why should we longer wait?
He bids us never give Him rest,
But be importunate.

4 'Twas thus a widow poor,
Without support of friend,
Bests the unjust judge's door,
And gained at last her end.

5 And shall not Jesus hear
His children when they cry?
Yes, though He may awhile forbear,
He'll not their suit deny.

6 Then let us earnest be,
And never faint in prayer,
He loves our importunity,
And makes our cause His care.

Text Information
First Line: The Lord, who truly knows
Meter: S. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1867
Topic: Prayer: Prayer in General
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