255. 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)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: 87 87
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: The Living God: Our Response to God - in mission and service; Pilgrimage
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Ludwig Steiner (1688-1761)
Meter: 87 87
Key: F Major
Source: harmonised English Hymnal, 1906

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