Ask, And Ye Shall Receive

O praying one, who long has prayed

Author (attributed to): Mrs. Havens
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 O praying one, who long has prayed,
And yet no answer heard,
Have ye been sometimes half afraid
God might not keep His word?
Seems prayer to fall on deafened ears?
Does Heav’n seem blind and dumb?
Is hope deferred? Believe—believe—
The answer time will come!

2 Ask what ye will—His word is true,
His power is all divine;
Ye cannot test His love too far;
His utmost shall be thine.
God does not mock believing prayer;
Ye shall not go unfed!
He gives no serpent for a fish,
Nor gives He stones for bread.

3 Thy inmost longings may be told;
The hopes that turned to shame,
The empty life, the thwarted plans;
The good that never came.
Say not, The promise is not mine,
God did not hear me pray;
I prayed—I trusted fully—but
The grave hath barred the way.

4 God heard Thee—He hath not forgot,
Faith shall at length prevail!
Yea—know it! Not one smallest jot
Of all His word can fail.
For if ye truly have believed,
Not vain hath been thy prayer!
As God is true, thy hope shall come—
Sometime, some way, somewhere.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #14832

Author (attributed to): Mrs. Havens

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Text Information

First Line: O praying one, who long has prayed
Title: Ask, And Ye Shall Receive
Author (attributed to): Mrs. Havens
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Sullivan composed the tune for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria's reign; hence a few hymnals call it JUBILEE.

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