Prayer is to God the soul's sure way

Prayer is to God the soul's sure way

Author: Joseph Hart
Published in 12 hymnals

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Prayer is to God the soul’s sure way;
So flows the grace he waits to give;
Long as they live should Christians pray;
They learn to pray when first they live.

If pain afflict, or wrongs oppress,
If cares distract, or fears dismay,
If guilt deject, if sin distress,
In every need, still watch and pray.

’Tis prayer supports the soul that’s weak,
Though poor and broken be its word;
Pray if thou canst, or canst not, speak;
The breathings of the soul are heard.

Depend on Him; thou shalt prevail;
Make all thy wants and wishes known;
Fear not, His mercy will not fail;
Ask but in faith, it shall be done.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #100

Author: Joseph Hart

Hart, Joseph, was born in London in 1712. His early life is involved in obscurity. His education was fairly good; and from the testimony of his brother-in-law, and successor in the ministry in Jewin Street, the Rev. John Hughes, "his civil calling was" for some time "that of a teacher of the learned languages." His early life, according to his own Experience which he prefaced to his Hymns, was a curious mixture of loose conduct, serious conviction of sin, and endeavours after amendment of life, and not until Whitsuntide, 1757, did he realize a permanent change, which was brought about mainly through his attending divine service at the Moravian Chapel, in Fetter Lane, London, and hearing a sermon on Rev. iii. 10. During the next two years ma… Go to person page >

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First Line: Prayer is to God the soul's sure way
Author: Joseph Hart

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #100Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #100Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d594
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #546Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #302Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #161Page Scan
Hymns for Schools and Families #d120
Hymns for Schools and Families #74Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #572Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #572Page Scan
The Gospel Psalmist #399Page Scan
Vestry Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for all occasions of social worship #37cPage Scan



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