|Text:||Prayer Is the Soul's Sincere Desire|
|Harmonizer:||Robert G. McCutchan|
1 Prayer is the soul's sincere desire,
unuttered or expressed,
the motion of a hidden fire
that trembles in the breast.
2 Prayer is the simplest form of speech
that infant lips can try;
prayer the sublimest strains that reach
the Majesty on high.
3 Prayer is the contrite sinners' voice,
returning from their way,
while angels in their songs rejoice
and cry, "Behold, they pray!"
4 Prayer is the Christians' vital breath,
the Christians' native air,
their watchword at the gates of death;
they enter heaven with prayer.
5 O Christ, by whom we come to God,
the Life, the Truth, the Way,
the path of prayer You also trod;
Lord, teach us how to pray!
|First Line:||Prayer is the soul's sincere desire|
|Title:||Prayer Is the Soul's Sincere Desire|
|Author:||James Montgomery (1818, alt.)|
|Topic:||The Church at Worship: Prayer; Prayer|
|Harmonizer:||Robert G. McCutchan (1935)|
|Source:||USA campmeeting melody|
|PRAYER IS THE SOUL'S SINCERE DESIRE (United Methodist 492)|
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