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The golden chain of prayer

There is a Golden chain which binds

Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Tune: [There is a golden chain which binds]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 There is a golden chain which binds,
My heart to heav’n above;
It’s links are formed of fervent pray’r,
And God’s unchanging love.

O golden chain of pray’r,
Sweet balm for ev’ry care;
O may it bind me to Thy side,
‘Til I, life’s storms outride.

2 When storms arise and o’er my way,
The darksome shadows fall;
The golden chain still holds me fast,
To Him, my strength my all. [Refrain]

3 When skies above are clear and bright,
And sunbeams ‘round me play;
I praise Him for the answered pray’rs,
And grace for ev’ry day. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #211

Author: Lida Shivers Leech

Born: Ju­ly 12, 1873, May­ville, New Jer­sey. Died: March 4, 1962, Long Beach, Cal­i­for­nia. Leech spent her child­hood in Cape May Court House, New Jer­sey, and at­tend­ed Co­lum­bia Un­i­ver­si­ty and Tem­ple Un­i­ver­si­ty. She played the or­gan at Be­tha­ny Meth­od­ist Church in Cam­den, New Jer­sey, served as ac­com­pa­nist at evan­gel­i­cal serv­ic­es, and wrote some 500 hymn tunes in her life­time. Sources-- Emurian, pp. 112-3 Reynolds, p. 336 Lyrics-- God’s Way Is Best I Have Re­deemed Thee I’ll Go Any­where No Fault in Him Some Day He’ll Make It Plain Thine for Ser­vice Trust Me, Try Me, Prove Me © 1928 When the Veil is Lift… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is a Golden chain which binds
Title: The golden chain of prayer
Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Refrain First Line: O golden chain of prayer
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