Pray brethren pray, the prayer of faith availeth

Pray brethren pray, the prayer of faith availeth

Author: William Hunter
Tune: PRAY, BRETHREN, PRAY (56715)
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Pray, brethren, pray!
The prayer of faith availeth;
Pray, brethren, pray!
On God your spirits stay.

A few more days in sorrow,
And the Lord will call us home,
To walk the golden streets
Of the New Jerusalem.

2 Sing, brethren, sing!
Rejoice with joy and gladness;
Sing, brethren, sing!
Your songs of triumph bring. [Chorus]

3 Rise, brethren, rise!
Your souls by faith ascending;
Rise, brethren, rise!
Your home is in the skies. [Chorus]

4 Home, brethren, home!
That home is pure and holy;
Home, brethren, home!
No evil there can come. [Chorus]

5 Come, brethren, come!
We'll travel on together;
Come, brethren, come!
We're on our journey home. [Chorus]

6 Come, sinner, too!
Christ came to save poor sinners;
Come, sinner, too!
The message is to you.

Oh wait not for to-morrow!
For to-morrow may not come;
Repent, and come with us
To the New Jerusalem.

Source: The Minstrel of Zion: a book of religious songs, accompanied with appropriate music, chiefly original #30

Author: William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

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First Line: Pray brethren pray, the prayer of faith availeth
Author: William Hunter
Language: English
Refrain First Line: A few more days in sorrow
Copyright: Public Domain



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