Secret prayer

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1. There is an hour of peace and rest,
Unmarred by earthly care;
’Tis when before the Lord I go
And kneel in secret prayer.

[Chorus:]
May my heart be turned to pray,
Pray in secret day by day,
That this boon to mortals giv’n
May unite my soul with heav’n.

2. The straight and narrow way to heav’n,
Where angels bright and fair
Are singing to God’s praise, is found
Thru constant secret prayer. [Chorus]

3. When sailing on life’s stormy sea,
’Mid billows of despair,
’Tis solace to my soul to know
God hears my secret prayer. [Chorus]

4. When thorns are strewn along my path,
And foes my feet ensnare,
My Savior to my aid will come,
If sought in secret prayer. [Chorus]

Source: Hymns of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints #144

Author: H. H. Petersen

An early Danish Mormon (baptized into the LDS church in 1853); emigrated to Utah 1862. Organized a Scandinavian choir in Salt Lake City. Moved to Hyrum, Utah, in 1868 and was active in local government as well as in the church, serving as choir director to the Hyrum stake. --based on the Wikipedia article, much condensed Go to person page >

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First Line: There is an hour of peace and rest
Title: Secret prayer
Original Language: English
Author: H. H. Petersen
Language: English
Refrain First Line: May my heart be turned to pray
Copyright: Public Domain

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