728. Sweet is the prayer whose holy stream

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

2 Faith grasps the blessing she desires;
Hope points the upward gaze;
And Love, celestial Love inspires
The eloquence of praise.

3 But sweeter far the still small voice
Unheard by human ear,
When God has made the heart rejoice
And dried the bitter tear.

4 No accents flow, no words ascend;
All utterance faileth there;
But sainted spirits comprehend,
And God accepts the prayer.

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First Line: Sweet is the prayer whose holy stream
Author: Anon.
Publication Date: 1873
Meter: C. M.
Topic: The Christian Family: Private Devotion; Secret Prayer
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