|Text:||Pray without ceasing|
1 Pray'r was appointed to convey
The Blessings God designs to give,
Long as they live should Christians pray;
For only while they pray they live.
2 The Christian's Heart his Pray'r indites,
He speaks as prompted from within,
The Spirit his Petitions writes;
And Christ receives, and gives it in.
3 And wilt thou in dead Silence lie,
When Christ stands waiting for thy Pray'r?
My Soul thou hast a Friend on High;
Arise and try thy Int'rest there.
4 If Pains afflict, or Wrongs oppress;
If Cares distract, if Fears dismay;
If Guilt deject, if Sin distress;
Thy Remedy's before Thee, pray.
5 'Tis pray'r Supports the Soul that's weak;
Tho' Thought be broken, Language lame,
Pray; if thou can'st, or can'st not speak;
But pray with Faith in Jesu's Name.
6 Depend on him; thou can'st not fail,
Make all thy Wants and Wishes known;
Fear not; his Merits must prevail;
Ask what thou wilt, it shall be done.
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|Title:||Pray without ceasing|