1 To pray and never more to cease,
Is what our case requires;
Our souls enjoy a constant peace
While we feel such desires.
2 By faithful pray'r we may draw near
To God, who bids us pray;
We need not doubt, we need not fear,
That we be turn'd away.
3 By pray'r we have an intercourse,
To God, who reigns above;
Our fervent pray'rs will have such force
To gain both faith and love.
4 Our wants before the Lord are laid,
We plead the Saviour's blood;
Who pray'd for us, and when he pray'd,
His pray'rs were heart with God.
5 Tho' all our wants to him are known,
And all our faults he sees;
But yet we must confess and own
Them, humbly on our knees.
6 This is what God requires of us,
Whilst we live here below,
To follow his directions thus:
As well as we can do.Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CCXCIV