Prayer is the key on the bending kneeAuthor: John Parker
Tune: GOLDEN KEY
Published in 50 hymnals
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1 Prayer is the key on the bending knee
To open the morn’s first hours;
See the incense rise to the starry skies,
Like perfume from the flow’rs.
2 Not a soul so sad, nor a heart so glad,
When cometh the shades of night,
But the daybreak song will the joy prolong,
And darkness turn to light.
3 Take the golden key in your hand and see,
As the night tide drifts away,
How its blessed hold is a crown of gold,
Through the weary hours of day.
4 When the shadows fall, and the vesper call
Is sobbing its low refrain,
’Tis a garland sweet to the toil-worn feet,
And a healing touch for pain.
5 Soon the year’s dark door shall be shut no more;
Life’s tears shall be wiped away
As the pearl gates swing and the gold harps ring,
Ush’ring in eternal day.
Evening Light Songs, 1987 (Timeless Truths)
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Cyber Hymnal #5650||Prayer Is the Key||Prayer is the key for the bending knee||GOLDEN KEY||Anonymous||10.7.10.7||<cite>Free Methodist Hymnal</cite> (Winona Lake, Indiana: The Free Methodist Publishing House, 1910), number 493|
|Timeless Truths #565||The Golden Key||Prayer is the key on the bending knee||[Prayer is the key on the bending knee]||Unknown||10.7.10.7||Psalm 55:17||Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Golden_Key); Faith Publishing House, <i>Evening Light Songs</i>, 1949, edited 1987 (169)|