1. "Lord, teach us to pray," as in Thy presence kneeling,
We, children of Thine, are waiting to be blest;
Bend Thou from above, Thyself in love revealing,
And help us aright to make our souls' request.
2. "Lord, teach us to pray," so much from Thee we're needing;
So little we know, to ask Thee as we ought;
O grant us Thy Spirit to inspire our pleading,
Bring into obedience each desire and thought.
3. "Lord, teach us to pray," in deep and holy union
May ev'ry will be blended with Thine own;
Heart beating with heart in warm and blest communion,
Together may our petition reach Thy throne.
4. "Lord, teach us to pray," for Thee we thirst and hunger,
As panteth the hart for cool refreshing streams:
The pleasures of earth can satisfy no longer;
The hopes of this world are but dissolving dreams.
5. "Lord, teach us to pray," until the doors of heaven
Shall open thro' faith to our enraptured gaze;
Rich blessings descend, all needed grace be given;
This place, where we pray, becomes a house of praise.
Thomas O. Chisholm was born in Franklin, Kentucky in 1866. His boyhood was spent ona farm and in teaching district schools. He spent five years as editor of the local paper at Franklin. He was converted to Christianity at the age of 26 and soon after was business manager and office editor of the "Pentecostal Hearld" or Louisville, Ky. In 1903 he entered the ministry of the M. E. Church South. His aim in writing was to incorporate as much as Scripture as possible and to avoid flippant or sentimental themes.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916)… Go to person page >
Display Title: Lord, Teach Us to PrayFirst Line: "Lord, teach us to pray," as in Thy presence kneelingTune Title: ["Lord, teach us to pray," as in Thy presence kneeling]Author: T. O. ChisholmDate: 1916Subject: Prayer |