Prayer was appointed to conveyAuthor: J. Hart
Published in 264 hymnals
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1 Prayer was appointed to convey
The blessings God designs to give;
Long as they live should Christians pray,
For only while they pray they live.
2 The Christian's heart his prayer indites,
He speaks as prompted from within,
The Spirit his petitions writes,
And Christ receives, and gives it in.
3 And wilt thou in dead silence lie,
When Christ stands waiting for thy prayer?
My soul thou hast a friend on high,
Arise and try thy interest there.
4 If pains afflict, or wrongs oppress,
If cares distract, if fears dismay,
If guilt deject, if sin distress,
Thy remedy's before thee, pray.
5 'Tis prayer supports the soul that's weak,
Though thought be broken, language lame,
Pray, if thou canst or canst not speak,
But pray with faith in Jesu's name.
6 Depend on him, thou canst not fail,
Make all thy wants and wishes known;
Fear not; his merits must prevail;
Ask what thou wilt, it shall be done.
The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791
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