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The Lord Will Hear and Answer Prayer

When the hosts of Israel for the needed rain

Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Tune: [When the hosts of Israel for the needed rain]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 When the hosts of Israel for the needed rain,
Unto Baal their idol cried aloud in vain;
Then Elijah pray’d, and on the waiting plain
Then the fire came rushing down.

O mighty God, unto Thee I call,
Let the fire now from heaven fall;
Burn up the dross of base desire,
And answer pray’r with a heav’nly fire.

2 Paul and Silas praying thro’ the weary night,
Catch a glorious vision of an angel bright;
Feel their shackles fall, and kneeling in the light,
See the pow’r come rushing down. [Refrain]

3 See the faithful Daniel in the Lion’s den,
Peacefully he’s sleeping on its shaggy mane;
For the God he’s serving hears his pray’r again,
And has sent His power down. [Refrain]

4 Lord, I consecrate to Thee my all in all,
On my waiting soul O let the power fall;
Humbly now I wait in faith, on Thee I call,
Let the fire come rushing down. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost #29

Author: Lida Shivers Leech

Born: Ju­ly 12, 1873, May­ville, New Jer­sey. Died: March 4, 1962, Long Beach, Cal­i­for­nia. Leech spent her child­hood in Cape May Court House, New Jer­sey, and at­tend­ed Co­lum­bia Un­i­ver­si­ty and Tem­ple Un­i­ver­si­ty. She played the or­gan at Be­tha­ny Meth­od­ist Church in Cam­den, New Jer­sey, served as ac­com­pa­nist at evan­gel­i­cal serv­ic­es, and wrote some 500 hymn tunes in her life­time. Sources-- Emurian, pp. 112-3 Reynolds, p. 336 Lyrics-- God’s Way Is Best I Have Re­deemed Thee I’ll Go Any­where No Fault in Him Some Day He’ll Make It Plain Thine for Ser­vice Trust Me, Try Me, Prove Me © 1928 When the Veil is Lift… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the hosts of Israel for the needed rain
Title: The Lord Will Hear and Answer Prayer
Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O mighty God unto thee I call


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