Scripture Verse

When thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.@Matthew 6:6

Introduction

Words: Ida C. Reid, 1917.

Music: Will­iam J. Ram­say (🔊 pdf nwc).

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portrait
William J. Ramsay

Lyrics

Would you gain the victory
Over every sin?
Would you in each battle
For your captain win?
Hide away with Jesus,
Yield not to despair;
Find your secret closet—
He will meet you there.

Refrain

He will meet you there,
He will meet you there;
Find your secret closet—
He will meet you there;
If your heart is burdened,
If His grace you’d share,
Find your secret closet—
He will meet you there.

Would you spend your lifetime
In the Lord’s employ?
And the richest blessings
From His hand enjoy?
Hide away with Jesus
From the world of care;
Find your secret closet—
He will meet you there.

Refrain

Would you walk with Jesus
In the narrow way?
Hear His faintest whisper
When your feet would stray?
Hide away with Jesus
From the tempter’s snare;
Find your secret closet—
He will meet you there.

Refrain

Would you be His jewel
When He claims His own?
Would you share His glory
Shining round the throne?
Hide away with Jesus,
Keep in constant prayer;
Find your secret closet—
He will meet you there.

Refrain