1. At first I prayed for light:
Could I but see the way,
How gladly, swiftly would I walk
To everlasting day!
2. And next I prayed for strength:
That I might tread the road
With firm, unfalt'ring, feet and win
The heaven's serene abode.
3. And then I asked for faith:
Could I but trust my God,
I'd live unfolded in His peace,
Tho' foes were all abroad.
4. But now I pray for love:
Deep love to God and man;
A living love that will not fail,
However dark His plan.
5. And light and strength and faith
Are opening everywhere!
God waited patiently until
I prayed the larger pray'r.
Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #830
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #488||At first I prayed for light: Could I but see the way||At first I prayed for light: Could I but see the way||1985|
|The Cyber Hymnal #40||At First I Prayed for Light||At first I prayed for light||WOOLWICH||Ednah Cheney||SM|