Teach Us How to Pray

Lord, we come to seek Thy face

Author: Birdie Bell
Tune: [Lord, we come to seek Thy face]
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1 Lord, we come to seek Thy face,
Teach us how to pray;
Now reveal Thy love and grace,
Bless each life today.

Lord, we seek Thy face,
Show Thy love and grace;
Bless each waiting soul today,
Teach us how to pray.

2 Lord, in faith our hearts would plead,
Shield from ev’ry ill;
Help and strength from Thee we need,
We would do Thy will. [Refrain]

3 Give the peace for which we seek,
Calm each troubled heart;
Grant the pray’r our lips would speak,
Hope to us impart. [Refrain]

Source: The Excelsior Hymnal #97

Author: Birdie Bell

C. Louise Bell, also known a Birdie Bell, was born, raised and lived in New York city. She began writing hymns when she was sixteen years old. She is the author of more than 500 hymns, 200 religious poems, and 200 Christmas and Easter lyrics, as well as short stories, and articles. She wrote under the name of Birdie Bell, which is what her family called her. 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 >

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First Line: Lord, we come to seek Thy face
Title: Teach Us How to Pray
Author: Birdie Bell
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Lord, we seek thy face
Copyright: Public Domain


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The Excelsior Hymnal #97

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