Scripture Verse

The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers. 1 Peter 3:12

Introduction

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James M. Black
1856–1938

Words: Nel­lie P. Chand­ler, in Light and Life Songs No. 2, ed­it­ed by Will­iam B. Olm­stead (Chi­cago, Il­li­nois: W. B. Rose, 1914), num­ber 2, alt.

Mu­sic: James M. Black (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Chand­ler or Black, would you ?

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Nellie P. Chandler
1869–1964

Lyrics

Tho’ shadows gather and the way seems long,
Clouds hide the sunshine, God can give a song;
Let not thy courage falter, nor despair,
For Jesus answers prayer.

Refrain

Jesus answers prayer;
Jesus answers prayer;
Ask of Him, and come believing,
For Jesus answers prayer.

He knows the way is hard: be not dismayed;
Trust in thy Savior, O be not afraid;
Tho’ still unanswered, trust His love and care,
For Jesus answers prayer.

Refrain

Can we not trust Him, who such love doth show?
He lights our pathway wheresoe’er we go;
His yoke is easy, He the load will bear,
For Jesus answers prayer.

Refrain