Scripture Verse

Pray always. Luke 21:36


Miriam E. Arnold (1865–1916)

Words: Mi­ri­am E. Ar­nold, in Song Prais­es, ed­it­ed by Charles Ga­bri­el (Car­bon­dale, Il­li­nois: Egypt­ian Pub­lish­ing, 1906), num­ber 106.

Music: Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Ar­nold,

Charles H. Gabriel (1856–1932)


When the day is dark and lone­ly,
Don’t for­get to pray;
Prayer will make your path­way bright­er,
Drive the clouds away.
For your ten­der heav’n­ly Fa­ther
Listens when you call,
And in lov­ing wis­dom an­swers,
Trust Him for it all.


Breathe out all your joys and sor­rows
In His list­en­ing ear;
Is your way a maze be­fore you?
He will make it clear.
Walking thus, and talk­ing with Him
In com­mun­ion blest,
In the sec­ret of His pre­sence,
He will give you rest.

When the sun is bright­ly shin­ing
On your pil­grim way,
Let the Sav­ior share your glad­ness,
Don’t for­get to pray.
For He longs to walk be­side you,
Your most trust­ed friend,
And abide thro’ storm and sun­shine
To your jour­ney’s end.


O the bliss this won­drous friend­ship
Will your soul af­ford,
Dwelling thus in clos­est un­ion
With your loving Lord;
Till in Heav’n you shall behold Him,
See Him face to face,
And through­out eter­nal ag­es
Praise Him for His grace.