Scripture Verse

Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing steadfastly in prayer.@Romans 12:12

Words & Mu­sic: Ok­la D. Bur­dette, in His Wor­thy Praise, by Ed­mund S. Lo­renz & Ira B. Wil­son (Day­ton, Ohio: Lo­renz Pub­lish­ing, 1915), num­ber 112 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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When dark, gloomy shadows
Creep over my soul,
I take it in prayer to my Savior;
When ’round me in fury
The wild billows roll,
I take it in prayer to my Savior.

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Oh, what a privilege divine
To kneel at the Savior’s feet,
To carry each sorrow, hope and fear
To the life-giving mercy seat.

When floods of temptation
My soul would o’erflow,
I take it in prayer to my Savior;
When sore tribulations
My faith would o’erthrow,
I take it in prayer to my Savior.

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When enemies injure,
Or friends me forsake,
I take it in prayer to my Savior;
When hopes all are blasted,
When cherished plans break,
I take it in prayer to my Savior.

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I long every day to
Draw nearer His throne;
I take it in prayer to my Savior;
My peace and content in
His presence alone,
I take it in prayer to my Savior.

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