1 Behold a form upon the lonely mount,
It is the Son of God so humbly bowed in prayer;
Lo, all night long beneath our load of sin his knees were bent,
All the watches of the night he wrestled there.
Then, my brethren, oh, let us live on the holy mount of prayer,
And our soul and body ever give to Father’s loving care.
We must watch and pray, my brethren,
Pray much, pray much and everywhere.
2 And all the twelve apostles live alone
To preach the saving Gospel, and to sing and pray;
And by their life of prayer and blest communion with the throne,
Lo, they walked with God and taught us all the way. [Refrain]
3 When hungry lions and the furnace flame
In ancient times were threatened Daniel’s faithful band,
They feared no harm, but kept their fond devotion just the same,
And by praying overcame the King’s command. [Refrain]
4 Thus all the sainted army overcame,
And won a crown of life by faith and humble prayer;
If we with Christ and all his host would overcome and reign,
Their example we must keep, their armor wear. [Refrain]
5 Prayer is our life, our souls’ triumphant wings,
The arm that holds the shield and hand that takes the crown;
Along the line on which a thousand faithful prayers ascend
Surely God will send ten thousand blessings down. [Refrain]
Warner, Daniel Sidney. (near Marshallville, Wayne County, Ohio, 1842--1895). Church of God. Reared on an Ohio farm. During the Civil War, he substituted for a brother. Later he taught school. He attended Oberlin College briefly in 1865. By 1867 he was licensed to preach by the Western Ohio Eldership of the Church of God (Winebrennerian). His experience in preaching was gained on circuits in Nebraska and Ohio. In 1874 he was in trouble with the Eldership for preaching entire sanctification. Soon he joined the Indiana Eldership. In 1881 he was in trouble with this Eldership over sectism.
Warner was an associate editor of the Herals of Gospel Freedom in 1878. this paper was merged with the Pilgrim about 1881, and the new paper was called th… Go to person page >