'Tis Sweet to Pray

To God, in realms above, 'tis sweet to pray

Author: E. A. Barnes
Tune: [To God, in realms above]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 To God, in realms above,
‘Tis sweet to pray;
To God, so rich in love,
‘Tis sweet to pray.
I call upon His name;
I do not call in vain;
Oh, it is mine to say,
‘Tis sweet to pray,
Sweet to pray!

2 As He is always near,
‘Tis sweet to pray;
As He will help to cheer,
‘Tis sweet to pray.
I know He cares for me;
I know His love so free;
Oh, it is mine to say,
‘Tis sweet to pray,
Sweet to pray!

3 At morning’s early light
‘Tis sweet to pray;
Then at the coming night
‘Tis sweet to pray.
I knock and I believe;
I ask and I receive;
Oh, it is mine to say,
‘Tis sweet to pray,
Sweet to pray!

Source: Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #9

Author: E. A. Barnes

Edward Albert Barnes, born January 24 1842. He was a life long resident of Chicago and a prolifich hymn writer, and active in the American Temperance Movement. Dianne Shapiro, from http://mms.newberry.org/html/BarnesE.html Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: To God, in realms above, 'tis sweet to pray
Title: 'Tis Sweet to Pray
Author: E. A. Barnes
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

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Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #9

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Gathered Jewels, No.2 #d154

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Harvest Bells Nos. 1, 2 and 3 #A19

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Loving Voices #21

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Windows of Heaven #86

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