My Prayer

O heavenly Father, Thou hast told

Author: Frances R. Havergal
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O heavenly Father, thou hast told
Of a gift more precious than pearls and gold;
A gift that is free to ev'ry one,
Through Jesus Christ, thy only Son;
For his sake, for his sake, oh, give it to me.

2 Oh, give it to me, for Jesus said
That a father giveth his children bread,
And how much more thou wilt surely give
The gift by which the dead shall live?
For Christ's sake, for Christ's sake, oh, give it to me.

3 I cannot see, and I want the sight;
I am in the dark, and I want the light;
I want to pray, and I know not how;
Oh, give me thy Holy Spirit now!
For Christ's sake, For Christ's sake, oh, give it to me.

4 Thou hast said it, I must believe,
It is only "ask" and I shall receive;
If thou said it, it must be true,
And there's nothing else for me to do!
For Christ's sake, oh, give it to me.

5 So I come and ask, because my need
Is very great and real indeed,
On the strength of Thy Word I come and say,
Oh, let thy Word come true to-day!
For Christ's sake, oh, give it to me!

Source: Living Hymns: for use in the Sabbath School, Christian Endeavor Meetings, the church & home #207

Author: Frances R. Havergal

Havergal, Frances Ridley, daughter of the Rev. W. H. Havergal, was born at Astley, Worcestershire, Dec. 14, 1836. Five years later her father removed to the Rectory of St. Nicholas, Worcester. In August, 1850, she entered Mrs. Teed's school, whose influence over her was most beneficial. In the following year she says, "I committed my soul to the Saviour, and earth and heaven seemed brighter from that moment." A short sojourn in Germany followed, and on her return she was confirmed in Worcester Cathedral, July 17, 1853. In 1860 she left Worcester on her father resigning the Rectory of St. Nicholas, and resided at different periods in Leamington, and at Caswall Bay, Swansea, broken by visits to Switzerland, Scotland, and North Wales. She died… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O heavenly Father, Thou hast told
Title: My Prayer
Author: Frances R. Havergal
Language: English
Refrain First Line: For Jesus' sake
Copyright: Public Domain



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