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Balm in secret prayer

Pray on, pray on, O trusting heart

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [Pray on, pray on, O trusting heart] (Sweney)
Published in 6 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Full Text

1. Pray on, pray on, O trusting heart,
Let not thy courage fail;
But take thy Savior at His word,
And know thou shalt prevail.

Refrain
Tho’ the cross is hard to bear,
There is balm in secret prayer;
Go and tell thy sorrows there,
And leave it all with Jesus.

2. What tho’ thy prayers thro’ many tears
May reach His throne on high;
He knows the anguish of thy heart,
And will not pass thee by.
Refrain

3. Perhaps in some desponding hour,
When hope has well nigh past,
The light will burst upon thy soul,
And joy be thine at last.
Refrain

4. Pray on, pray on, O weary not,
Whate’er thy trial be;
But lean thy faith on Him who said,
It shall be well with thee.
Refrain

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #368

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Sout… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Pray on, pray on, O trusting heart
Title: Balm in secret prayer
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: Though the cross is hard to bear

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #368
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

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Small Church Music #7448Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #368TextScoreAudio
Include 4 pre-1979 instances



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