126. Whitney

1 Sweet is the prayer whose holy stream
In earnest pleading flows;
Devotion dwells upon the theme,
And warm and warmer glows,
And warm and warmer glows.

2 Faith grasps the blessings she desires,
Hope points the upward gaze;
And love, untrembling love, inspires
The eloquence of praise,
The eloquence of praise.

3 But sweeter far the still small voice,
Heard by no human ear,
When God hath made the heart rejoice,
And dried the bitter tear,
And dried the bitter tear.

4 Nor accents flow, nor words ascend;
All utt'rance faileth there;
But God himself doth comprehend,
And hear th'unended prayer,
And hear th'unended prayer.

Text Information
First Line: Sweet is the prayer whose holy stream
Title: Whitney
Author: Unknown
Publication Date: 1883
Tune Information
Name: [Sweet is the prayer whose holy stream]
Composer: Lowell Mason


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