Ask, and thy prayer with arrow's speed

Ask, and thy prayer with arrow's speed

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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Ask, and thy prayer with arrow's speed
Shall bear to God thy present need;
And for thy help from heaven shall bring
Love's best, and gracious offering.

Seek, and the grace of God most kind
Thy needy soul shall surely find;
Light shall break forth, and treasures rare
Shall sparkle round thee, everywhere.

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Knock, and the gate of God shall spring
Wide, for thy soul's free entering,
And in the bliss by pilgrims shared,
Thou shalt receive a place prepared.

Rest in thy God, in quietness rest,
He is thy Friend, He loves thee best;
Heaven has a store, its wealth endures,
Faith in thy God His grace secures.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Ask, and thy prayer with arrow's speed
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English



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