545. Lord, teach us how to pray aright

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.

Text Information
First Line: Lord, teach us how to pray aright
Author: James Montgomery (1771-1854)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: CM
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
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: EDGBASTON
Composer: John Joubert (b. 1927)
Meter: CM
Key: C Major
Copyright: © Novello & Co, Ltd.



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