How sweet to hide ourselves away

How sweet to hide ourselves away

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [How sweet to hide ourselves away] (Sankey)
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 How sweet to hide ourselves away
Where only God is near,
And breathe our inmost secret tho’ts
Where only He can hear.

Pray;r is the key, the only key,
To heav’n’s unfailing store;
Faith is the hand that guides our own,
But pray’r unlocks the door.

2 There’s not a wound that sorrow gives,—
There’s not a pain we feel—
But if we go to God in pray’r,
His love will gently heal. [Refrain]

3 How oft in pray’r a sudden light
Breaks forth thro’ clouded skies,
And on its beams, to Him we love,
Our longing souls arise. [Refrain]

4 In pray’r we find a calm relief,
From every throb of pain;
And they who trust in Christ, our Lord,
Shall never trust in vain. [Refrain]

Source: Northfield Hymnal: for use in evangelistic and church services, conventions, sunday schools, and all prayer and social meetings of the church and home #39

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: How sweet to hide ourselves away
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Prayer is the key
Copyright: Public Domain



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