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The time to pray

Pray, pray, pray at morn

Author: Henry J. Zelley
Tune: [Pray, pray, pray at morn]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Pray, pray, pray at morn,
As the shadows flee,
Pray, pray, pray at morn,
As the light we see;
With the birds on joyful wing,
Singing everywhere,
To thy heav’nly Father bring
Thy morning pray’r.

2 Pray, pray, pray at noon,
Wearied with thy load,
Pray, pray, pray at noon,
Prayer will do thee good;
Turn aside thy Lord to meet,
Tho’ the time is brief,
Lay thy burden at His feet,
Find sweet relief.

3 Pray, pray, pray at eve,
At the setting sun,
Pray, pray, pray at eve,
When thy work is done;
Freely then dismiss thy care,
As the hour’s depart,
Close the day with earnest prayer
And grateful heart.

Source: Hymns of the Kingdom: for use in religious meetings #75

Author: Henry J. Zelley

Henry Jeffreys Zelley was born at Mt. Holly, NJ, on Mar. 15, 1859. Educated in the Mt. Holly public schools, at Pennington Seminary, and at Taylor University, where he earned his M. A., Ph. D., and D. D. degrees, he became a Methodist minister in 1882 and first served in the New Jersey Conference as a statistical secretary, treasurer, and trustee, becoming a promoter of the campmeeting movement. Noted for his evangelistic fervor, Zelley produced over 1500 poems, hymns, and gospel songs. One of his songs, "He Brought Me Out" with music by Henry L. Gilmour, appears in several denominational hymnals. Cyberhymnal also lists "When Israel Out of Bondage Came" or "He Rolled the Sea Away" with music by Gilmour too. Another of Zelley’s so… Go to person page >

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First Line: Pray, pray, pray at morn
Title: The time to pray
Author: Henry J. Zelley