Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

The Mount of Prayer

Behold a form upon the lonely mount

Author: D. S. Warner
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

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]

Source: Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #64

Author: D. S. Warner

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Behold a form upon the lonely mount
Title: The Mount of Prayer
Author: D. S. Warner
Refrain First Line: Then my brethren, O let us live



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Echoes from Glory #69Page Scan
Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #64TextAudioPage Scan
Truth in Song: for General Gospel Work #139TextAudioPage Scan