Prayer is the breath of the soul's deep life

Prayer is the breath of the soul's deep life

Author: William M. Runyan
Tune: [Prayer is the breath of the soul’s deep life]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Prayer is the breath of the soul’s deep life,
Pray, pray, pray;
Prayer is the shield in the midst of strife,
Pray, pray, pray.
Pray when about you the clouds hang low,
Pray when you know not which way to go;
God’s holy will you may surely know,
If you pray, pray, pray.

2 Prayer is the key to the door of grace,
Pray, pray, pray;
Prayer is a look tow’rds the Father’s face,
Pray, pray, pray.
When tribulations are thronging you,
When you are burdened, when friends are few,
Jesus the Savior will help you thro
If you pray, pray, pray.

3 Prayer will bring blessing from heav’n above,
Pray, pray, pray;
Prayer claims salvation for those we love,
Pray, pray, pray.
Nations and neighbors in darkness wait;
Chained to their idols, how sad their fate!
They may be saved ere it be too late
If you pray, pray, pray.

4 Pray when the shadows of grief hang low,
Pray, pray, pray;
Pray in life’s morning and evening glow,
Pray, pray, pray.
Pray until evil shall take its flight,
Pray till triumphant you win the fight;
Burdens so heavy will soon seem light
If you pray, pray, pray.

Source: Songs of Full Salvation #36

Author: William M. Runyan

William M. Runyan (1870-1957) was an Christian composer from the United States who wrote the music to the well-known hymn "Great Is Thy Faithfulness." William Marion Runyan was born in Marion, New York in 1870 to a Methodist minister Rev. William White and his wife Hannah (Orcutt) Runyan. As a youth, Runyan served as a church organist and graduated from Marion High School in Marion, Kansas. Runyan attended Northwestern University for three years from 1895 to 1898 and was ordained as a Methodist minister at age twenty-one and then pastored various congregations in Kansas. Starting in 1915 Runyan began writing gospel songs with the encouragement of D.B. Towner of the Moody Bible Institute. In 1923 Runyan moved from Wichita to Chicago. From… Go to person page >

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First Line: Prayer is the breath of the soul's deep life
Author: William M. Runyan

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Glorious Gospel Hymns #163

Songs of Full Salvation #d165

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Songs of Full Salvation #36

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