Scripture Verse

Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17


Words: Jo­seph Hart, Sup­ple­ment to Hymns Com­posed on Va­ri­ous Sub­jects, 1762.

Music: Lin­wood Giao­chi­no A. Ros­si­ni (1792–1868) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Hart (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Giaochino A. Rossini


Prayer is ap­point­ed to con­vey
The bless­ings God de­signs to give:
Long as they live should Chris­tians pray;
They learn to pray when first they live.

If pain af­flict, or wrongs op­press;
If cares dis­tract, or fears dis­may;
If guilt de­ject, if sin dis­tress;
In ev­ery case, still watch and pray.

’Tis pray­er sup­ports the soul that’s weak;
Though thought be brok­en, lang­uage lame,
Pray, if thou canst or canst not speak;
But pray with faith in Je­sus’ name.

Depend on Him; thou canst not fail;
Make all thy wants and wish­es known;
Fear not; His merits must pre­vail:
Ask but in faith, it shall be done.