Pray On!

When in the hour of pain and grief

Author: W. B. Olmstead
Tune: [When in the hour of pain and grief]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When in the hour of pain and grief
Our hearts are longing for relief,
When prayer seems hindered all the day,
And we in weakness lose our way,
What shall we do when strength is gone?
Look to the hills! Pray on! pray on!

Chorus:
For prayer and faith cannot be denied;
Jesus has promised, His word is sure;
Look to the hills! Pray on! pray on!
Look to the hills! Pray on! pray on!

2 Tho’ oft the waiting time seems long,
Be patient. Sing a sweeter song;
God’s time, His way, is always best,
Trust, fully trust, and leave the rest;
His promise stands, Bid doubt be gone!
Look to the hills! Pray on! pray on! [Chorus]

3 We well can claim His promise rare,
And wait the answer to our prayer;
With thankful hearts we still can say,
“God’s answer may be on the way;”
We shall prevail if faith is strong;
Look to the hills! Pray on! pray on! [Chorus]

4 God answers prayer; when in our need
His promises our lips can plead,
Our hands reach out to clasp His hand,
Our hearts respond to His command,
Assurance comes, the burden’s gone;
Look to the hills! Pray on! pray on! [Chorus]


Source: Light and Life Songs No. 2 #86

Author: W. B. Olmstead

William Backus Olmstead USA 1862-1941. He was born in Michigan. Musically inclined, he wrote a score: “A little while, O hands” for the piano. He wrote a handbook for Sunday school workers and a biography of the Rev Charles H Sage (his pioneering church work in MI and other states and formation of the Canadian church conference). He published three song books: “Light & life songs” (1904), “Voices of praise” (1909), and “Light & life songs #2” (1914). He also served on the commission (one of three editors) that produced the Free Methodist Hymnal (1910), published in Winona Lake, IN. He was living in Chicago in 1914. In 1921 he became Mission Secretary for the China Inland Mission of the Methodist Church. In 1923-24 h… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When in the hour of pain and grief
Title: Pray On!
Author: W. B. Olmstead
Refrain First Line: For prayer and faith cannot be denied
Copyright: Public Domain

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