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The Lord Will Answer Prayer

Pray on, pray on, believing one

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Pray on, pray on, believing ones]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Pray on, pray on, believing ones,
God’s promised word is sure,
That they shall overcome by faith
Who to the end endure;
Pray on, pray on, O weary not;
The cross with patience bear,
And tho’ its burden weigh us down,
The Lord will answer prayer.

2 His eye foresees our greatest good,
While we at best are weak,
And thus in wisdom He withholds
The boon that oft we seek;
And yet His all-sufficient grace
He bids us freely share,
And in a way we little know
The Lord will answer prayer.

3 With anxious tho’ts for those we love
How oft our hearts are filled,
But soon the clouds are rolled away,
The troubles waves are stilled;
Then murmur not, but trust in Him
Who knows our every care,
And better for than we can ask,
The Lord will answer prayer.

Source: Young People's Songs of Praise #34

Author: Fanny Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: Pray on, pray on, believing one
Title: The Lord Will Answer Prayer
Author: Fanny Crosby
Meter: D
Source: Young People's Songs of Praise, by I. Allan Sankey (Chicago: Biglow & Main, 1902)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #11198
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