various hindrances we meet
In coming to the mercy seat!
Yet who, that
knows the worth of prayer,
But wishes to be often there!
makes the darkened clouds withdraw,
Prayer climbs the ladder Jacob saw,
Gives exercise to faith and love,
Brings every blessing from above.
prayer, we cease to fight;
Prayer makes the Christian's armour bright;
And Satan trembles when he sees
The weakest saint upon his knees.
Moses stood with arms spread wide,
Success was found on Israel's side;
when thro' weariness they fail'd,
That moment Amalek prevail'd.
you no words! Ah, think again,
Words flow apace when you complain;
fill your fellow-creature's ear
With the sad tale of all your care.
half the breath thus vainly spent,
To heav'n in supplication sent;
cheerful song would oft'ner be,
"Hear what the LORD has done for me!"
No. 311, Sacred Songs & Solos
Pray without ceasing.