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143. Keep Your Windows Open

1. Would you fear to have your windows open
Three times each day,
If sinners saw that you were kneeling
Three times to pray?

Keep your windows open to'ard Jerusalem,
Keep your windows open to'ard Jerusalem;
Keep your windows open to'ard Jerusalem,
And always pray.

2. Would you offer up a bold petition
If well you knew
That awful den of roaring lions
Awaited you? [Chorus]

3. Would you kneel believing ev'ry promise
The Lord has giv'n?
Or thinking silent prayer sufficient
For you and heav'n? [Chorus]

4. The lesson taught is not to offer
A world wide prayer:
'Tis duty first, and then the promise
Of heav'nly care. [Chorus]

5. Then kneel at morning, noon, and evning,
Nor ever fear
That others who are unbelieving
Your prayer may hear. [Chorus]

Text Information
First Line: Would you fear to have your windows open
Title: Keep Your Windows Open
Author: F. E. B.
Refrain First Line: Keep your windows open to'ard Jerusalem
Publication Date: 1888
Tune Information
Name: [Would you fear to have your windows open]
Composer: F. E. Belden
Key: B♭ Major

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