Lord, teach us how to pray arightAuthor: James Montgomery
Published in 182 hymnals
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1 Lord, teach us how to pray aright
with rev'rence and with fear.
though dust and ashes in your sight,
we may, we must draw near.
2 We perish if we cease from pray'r;
Oh, grant us pow'r to pray.
and when to meet thee we prepare,
Lord, meet us on our way.
3 Give deep humility; the sense
of godly sorrow give;
a strong desire with confidence,
to hear your voice and live;
4 Faith in the only sacrifice
that can for sin atone;
to cast our hopes, to fix our eyes
on Christ, on Christ alone.
5 Give these, and then your will be done;
thus strengthened with all might,
we, through your Spirit and your Son,
shall pray, and pray aright.
Source: Hymns to the Living God #274
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Lord, teach us how to pray aright. J. Montgomery. [Praye.] Written in 1818, and first printed on a broadsheet with Montgomery's "Prayer is the soul's sincere desire;“ “What shall we ask of God in prayer?" and "Thou, God, art a consuming fire ;" for use in the Nonconformist Sunday Schools in Shef¬field. In Cotterill's Selection, 8th ed., 1819, No. 280, it was repeated in full in 4 stanzas of 8 lines, and headed, "The preparations of the heart in man." During the same year it was given, with alterations and the omission of stanza ii., in E. Bickersteth's Treatise on Prayer. In Montgomery's Christian Psalmist, 1825, No. 482, the text in Bickersteth was repeated, with the restoration of stanza ii., and divided into 8 stanzas of 4 lines The text in his Original Hymns, 1853, No. 65, is that of the Christian Psalter, 1825, with the change of stanza iv., lines. 1, 2, from:—
"God of all Grace, we come to Thee
With broken, contrite hearts";
"God of all grace, we bring to Thee
A broken, contrite heart."
This change is set down in the margin of Montgomery's private copy of the Christian Psalmist in his own handwriting. This hymn, in full or abridged, is in numerous collections. The variations of text which are found have arisen in a great measure from some editors copying from Cotterill's Selection of 1819, and others from the Christian Psalmist of 1825. The first is the original, and the second (with the above correction in Original Hymns 1853) is the authorized text. In some American Unitarian collections, including A Book of Hymns, 1848; and the Hymn [and Tune] Book for the Church and the Home, &c, 1868, a hymn beginning, "God of all grace, we come to Thee," is given from this, and opens with stanza iv.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 21 of 21)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #179||Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright||Lord, teach us how to pray aright||EVAN||James Montgomery, 1771-1854||CM||1994||Confession | ; Humility | ; Inner Life | ; Praise | ; Prayer ||
|Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #129||Lord, teach us how to pray aright||Lord, teach us how to pray aright||ST HUGH||James Montgomery (1771-1854)||CM||Psalm 51:17; Luke 11:1-13; James 5:13-20||2013||Atonement | ; Courage | ; Faith | ; Lent | ; Patience | ; Penitence | ; Prayer | ; Proper 20 | Year C; Prayer & Intercession ||
|Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #478||Lord, teach us how to pray alright||Lord, teach us how to pray alright||ST. HUGH||James Montgomery||2008|
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #412||Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright||Lord, teach us how to pray aright||ST. FLAVIAN||James Montgomery, 1771-1854||CM||1993||Prayer ||
|Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #619||Lord, teach us how to pray aright||Lord, teach us how to pray aright||2000|
|Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #545||Lord, teach us how to pray aright||Lord, teach us how to pray aright||EDGBASTON||James Montgomery (1771-1854)||CM||Colossians 1:11; Habakkuk 2:3; John 3:14-15; John 14:13-14; Luke 11:1; Luke 18:1; Mark 11:24; Matthew 18:19-20; Psalm 27:14; Psalm 40:1; Psalm 51:6; Psalm 51:17||2005||Life in Christ | Our Response to Christ - In Devotion; Prayer ||
|Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #98||Lord, teach us how to pray aright||Lord, teach us how to pray aright||ST HUGH||James Montgomery, 1771-1854||CM||1 Peter 4:10; Colossians 1:11; Ephesians 2:18; Genesis 18:23-27; Habakkuk 2:3; Hebrews 7:27; Hebrews 10:11-12; Hebrews 12:2; Hebrews 12:28; Job 13:15; Luke 11:1; Matthew 6:10; Psalm 51:17||2000||Lent | ; Ash Wednesday | ; Proper 12 | Year A|
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #418||Lord, teach us how to pray aright||Lord, teach us how to pray aright||ST HUGH||James Montgomery, 1771-1854||CM||Luke 11:1; Psalm 51:6; Psalm 51:17-19||2000||Lent | ; Year B | Lent 5; Year B | Proper 13; Year C | Proper 12; Year C | Proper 19; Years A, B, and C | Ash Wednesday|
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #382||Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright||Lord, teach us how to pray aright||DOMINE, CLAMAVI||J. Montgomery, 1771-1854||C M||1996||Easter 6 ||
|Evangelical Lutheran Worship #745||Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright||Lord, teach us how to pray aright||SONG 67||James Montgomery, 1771-1854||C M||2006||Prayer | ; Humility ||
|Hymnal: A Worship Book #350||Lord, teach us how to pray aright||Lord, teach us how to pray aright||DAYTON||James Montgomery||1992||<cite>Selection of Psalms and Hymns</cite>, 1819|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #227||Lord, teach us how to pray aright||Lord, teach us how to pray aright||CM||1983|
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #367||Lord, teach us how to pray aright||Lord, teach us how to pray aright||ST. HUGH||J. Montgomery (1771-1854)||8 6 8 6 (CM)||Luke 11:1||1987||God's Church | Penitence and Prayer; Christ the Teacher | ; Christ the Friend of Sinners | ; Trinity Sunday | The Trinity|
|Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #316||Lord, teach us how to pray aright||Lord, teach us how to pray aright||CM||1996|
|Hymns to the Living God #274||Lord, teach us how to pray aright||James Montgomery||CM||2017||Prayer ||
|Moravian Book of Worship #750||Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright||Lord, teach us how to pray aright||SOUTHAMPTON||James Montgomery||C.M.||Genesis 18:27; Job 13:15; Luke 11:1-4; Romans 8||1995||Prayer | ; Confession of Sin | ; Humility | ; Self-Examination ||
|Rejoice in the Lord #261||Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright||Lord, teach us how to pray aright||GLENLUCE||James Montgomery||CM||Luke 11:1; Job 13:15; Psalm 77:7-8; Luke 15:20||1985||Faith and Aspiration | ; Jesus Christ | Teachings|
|Small Church Music #4901||First Mode Melody||Lord, teach us how to pray aright||FIRST MODE MELODY||James Montgomery||18.104.22.168.D|
|The Cyber Hymnal #4066||Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright||Lord, teach us how to pray aright||FIRST MODE MELODY||James Montgomery||CMD|
|The New English Hymnal #406||Lord, teach us how to pray aright||Lord, teach us how to pray aright||ST HUGH||James Montgomery, 1771-1854||CM||1986|
|The Worshiping Church #628||Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright||Lord, teach us how to pray aright||RICHMOND||James Montgomery||C.M.||Hebrews 10:22; Colossians 1:11; Genesis 18:27; Luke 11:1||1990|