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The Hearer and Answerer of Prayer

O brother, on life’s rugged pathway

Author: Geo. O. Webster
Tune: [O brother, on life’s rugged pathway]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 O brother, on life’s rugged pathway,
Oft tempted to faint and despair,
Remember our Father in heaven
Will ever give heed to your pray’r.

He heareth your cry, all your need he’ll supply,
His arms everlasting will surely upbear;
Your courage renew, he careth for you,
And he will both hear you and answer your pray’r.

2 The load may press hard that he gives you,
But strength he will give you to bear;
And ere you shall faint ‘neath the burden,
Remember the Hearer of pray’r. [Refrain]

3 Life’s sorrows may thickly surround you,
Your heart may be weary with care;
But comfort and help all sufficient
Are found in the Hearer of pray’r. [Refrain]

4 The way thro’ the valley and shadow
Leads on to a home bright and fair,
One only can lighten this darkness,
And he is the Hearer of pray’r. [Refrain]

5 Keep close to his side as you journey,
Trust ever his love and his care,
For nothing of evil can harm you
While close to the Hearer of pray’r. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song Number Two #94

Author: Geo. O. Webster

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Text Information

First Line: O brother, on life’s rugged pathway
Title: The Hearer and Answerer of Prayer
Author: Geo. O. Webster
Refrain First Line: He heareth your cry, all your need he’ll supply
Publication Date: 1908
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.