1 What various hindrances we meet
in coming to the mercy seat!
Yet who that knows the worth of pray'r
but wishes to be often there!
2 Pray'r makes the darkened clouds withdraw;
pray'r climbs the ladder Jacob saw;
gives exercise to faith and love;
brings ev'ry blessing from above.
3 Restraining pray'r, we cease to fight;
pray'r makes the Christian’s armor bright;
and Satan trembles when he sees
the weakest saint upon his knees.
4 Have you no words? Ah, think again:
words flow apace when you complain,
and fill a fellow-creature’s ear
with the sad tale of all your care.
5 Were half the breath thus vainly spent
to heav’n in supplication sent,
our cheerful song would oft’ner be,
"Hear what the Lord hath done for me!"
Source: Hymns to the Living God #275
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|Hymns to the Living God #275||What Various Hindrances We Meet||What various hindrances we meet||CONTRITION||William Cowper||LM||2017||Prayer ||
|The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #398||What various hindrances we meet||What various hindrances we meet||William Cowper||2012|
|The Cyber Hymnal #7710||What Various Hindrances We Meet||What various hindrances we meet||BRESLAU||William Cowper||LM||<cite>Olney Hymns</cite> (London: W. Oliver, 1779), number 60|