Balm in secret prayer

Pray on, pray on, O trusting heart

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [Pray on, pray on, O trusting heart] (Sweney)
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1 Pray on, pray on, believing ones,
God’s promised word is sure,
That they shall overcome by faith
Who to the end endure;
Pray on, pray on, O weary not;
The cross with patience bear,
And tho’ its burden weigh us down,
The Lord will answer prayer.

2 His eye foresees our greatest good,
While we at best are weak,
And thus in wisdom He withholds
The boon that oft we seek;
And yet His all-sufficient grace
He bids us freely share,
And in a way we little know
The Lord will answer prayer.

3 With anxious tho’ts for those we love
How oft our hearts are filled,
But soon the clouds are rolled away,
The troubles waves are stilled;
Then murmur not, but trust in Him
Who knows our every care,
And better for than we can ask,
The Lord will answer prayer.

Source: Young People's Songs of Praise #34

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Southeast, Putnam County, N. Y.,… Go to person page >

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First Line: Pray on, pray on, O trusting heart
Title: Balm in secret prayer
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: Though the cross is hard to bear



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