What various hindrances we meetAuthor: William Cowper
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1 What various hindrances we meet
In coming to a mercy-seat!
Yet who that knows the worth of prayer
But wishes to be often there!
2 Prayer makes the darkened clouds withdraw;
Prayer climbs the ladder Jacob saw;
Gives exercise to faith and love;
Brings every blessing from above.
3 Restraining prayer, we cease to fight;
Prayer makes the Christian's armor bright;
And Satan trembles when he sees
The weakest saint upon his knees.
4 Have you no words? Ah, think again:
Words flow apace when you complain,
And fill a fellow-creature's ear
With the sad tale of all your care.
5 Were half the breath thus vainly spent
To heaven in supplication sent,
Our cheerful song would oftener be,
Hear what the Lord hath done for me.
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #291
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