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367. Lord, teach us how to pray aright

1 Lord, teach us how to pray aright
with reverence and with fear;
though dust and ashes in your sight,
we may, we must draw near.

2 We perish if we cease from prayer:
O grant us power to pray;
and when to meet you we prepare,
Lord, meet us on our way.

3 O God of love, before your face
we come with contrite heart
to ask from you these gifts of grace —
truth in the inward part:

4 Faith in the only Sacrifice
that can for sin atone;
to found our hopes, to fix our eyes
on Christ, and Christ alone:

5 Patience to watch and weep and wait,
whatever you may send;
courage that will not hesitate
to trust you to the end.

6 Give these, and then your will be done;
thus, strengthened with all might,
we through your Spirit and your Son
shall pray, and pray aright.

Text Information
First Line: Lord, teach us how to pray aright
Author: J. Montgomery (1771-1854)
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (CM)
Publication Date: 1987
Scripture:
Topic: God's Church: Penitence and Prayer; Christ the Teacher; Christ the Friend of Sinners (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ST. HUGH
Composer: E. J. Hopkins (1818-1901)
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (CM)
Key: E♭ Major



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LORD, TEACH US HOW TO PRAY ARIGHT (The Worshiping Church 628)
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