1 Prayer is the soul's sincere desire,
unuttered or expressed,
the motion of a hidden fire
that trembles in the breast.
2 Prayer is the burden of a sigh,
the falling of a tear,
the upward glancing of an eye
when none but God is near.
3 Prayer is the simplest form of speech
that infant lips can try;
prayer the sublimest strains that reach
the Majesty on high.
4 Prayer is the Christian's vital breath,
the Christian's native air,
their watchword at the gates of death,
they enter heaven with prayer.
5 Prayer is not made by us alone:
the Holy Spirit pleads,
and Jesus, on the eternal throne,
for sinners intercedes.
6 O Christ, by whom we come to God,
the Life, the Truth, the Way,
the path of prayer yourself have trod,
Lord, teach us how to pray.
|First Line:||Prayer is the soul's sincere desire|
|Author:||James Montgomery (1771-1854)|
|Topic:||Life in Christ: Our Response to Christ - In Devotion; Prayer|
|Source:||Melody from Barton's The Psalms of David in Metre, Dublin, 1706, later form; harmonised Church Hymnary, 3rd edition, 1973|
|PRAYER IS THE SOUL'S SINCERE DESIRE (United Methodist 492)|
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