Scripture Verse

Pray without ceasing.@1 Thessalonians 5:17

Introduction

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Andrew L. Byers
(1869–1952)

Words: Ma­ry J. Hel­phing­stine, in Jun­ior Hymns, ed­it­ed by Bar­ney E. War­ren & An­drew By­ers (An­der­son, In­di­a­na: Gos­pel Trum­pet Pub­lish­ing, 1914), num­ber 364.

Music: An­drew L. By­ers (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

I’m Jesus’ little trusting child,
I need Him every day,
To shield me from temptations wild—
I’ll not forget to pray.

Refrain

I’ll not forget to pray,
I’ll not forget to pray;
To Jesus I’ll bear my every care,
I’ll not forget to pray.

I thank Him for His loving care,
That angels near me stay;
At evening shall ascend my prayer—
I’ll not forget to pray.

Refrain

And every morn, before I start
Upon another day,
I’ll ask the Lord to keep my heart—
I’ll not forget to pray.

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Or should some trial come apace
I’ll hasten then away,
To ask the Lord for strength and grace—
I’ll not forget to pray.

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