1 Lord, teach us how to pray aright,
with reverence and with fear;
though fallen sinners in thy sight,
we may, we must, draw near.
2 Our spirits fail through lack of prayer:
oh, grant us power to pray;
and, when to meet thee we prepare,
Lord, meet us by the way.
3 God of all grace, we bring to thee
a broken contrite heart;
give what thine eye delights to see-
truth in the inward part;
4 Trust in the only sacrifice
that can for sin atone;
to cast our hopes, to fix our eyes,
on Christ, on Christ alone;
5 Patience to watch and wait and weep,
though mercy long delay;
and courage our faint souls to keep,
with faith in thee alway.
6 Give these, and then thy will be done:
thus, strengthened with all might,
we, through thy Spirit and thy Son
shall pray and pray aright.
|First Line:||Lord, teach us how to pray aright|
|Author:||James Montgomery (1771-1854)|
|Scripture:||Colossians 1:11; Habakkuk 2:3; John 3:14-15; John 14:13-14; Luke 11:1; Luke 18:1; Mark 11:24; Matthew 18:19-20; Psalm 27:14; Psalm 40:1; Psalm 51:6; Psalm 51:17|
|Topic:||Life in Christ: Our Response to Christ - In Devotion; Prayer|
|Composer:||John Joubert (b. 1927)|
|Copyright:||© Novello & Co, Ltd.|