Would you know the secret

Would you know the secret

Author: Mrs. F. G. Burroughs
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1 Would you know the secret
Of prevailing pray'r?
Take the things you ask for,
Hear your lord declare:

"When ye pray, believe,
You may then receive;
And the things you ask for,
You shall surely have."

2 Would you know the blessing
Of a joy replete?
Ask, it shall be given,
Answers clear and sweet. [Chorus]

3 'Tis our Lord's commandment,
"Ask, and ye shall have,"
Faith can move the mountains,
Bring forth from the grave. [Chorus]

4 Promises so precious,
Cannot fail his own;
Claim them, nothing doubting,
Grace is on the throne. [Chorus]

Source: Hymns that Help: in Sunday schools, young people's societies and other church services #123

Author: Mrs. F. G. Burroughs

F. G. Burroughs was born in 1856 (nee Ophelia G. Browning) was the daughter of William Garretson Browning, a Methodist Episcopal minister, and Susan Rebecca Webb Browning. She married Thomas E. Burroughs in 1884. He died in 1904. She married Arthur Prince Adams, in 1905. He was a minister. Her poem, "Unanswered yet" which was written in 1879, was published in the The Christian Standard in 1880 with the name F. G. Browning. She also wrote under the name of Ophelia G. Adams and Mrs. T. E. Burroughs. Dianne Shapiro from The Literary Digest, July 29, 1899., The Register, Pine Plains, NY, October 24, 1884, Alumni Record of Wesleyan University, Middleton, Conn. 1921 Go to person page >

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First Line: Would you know the secret
Author: Mrs. F. G. Burroughs
Refrain First Line: When ye pray, believe


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