Pray without ceasing.@1 Thessalonians 5:17

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

Linwood Giaochino A. Rossini (1792-1868) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Giaochino A. Rossini (1792-1868)

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.