Scripture Verse

O Lord God, remember me, I pray Thee, and strengthen me.@Judges 16:28

Words: Charles M. Lew­is, in Songs of Love and Praise No. 4, by John R. Swe­ney, Hen­ry L. Gil­mour & J. How­ard Ent­wisle (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1897), num­ber 13.

Music: S. Mon­roe Van­sant (🔊 pdf nwc).

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How sweet is the blessing
Our hearts find in prayer!
What comfort and peace it inspires!
A refuge in sorrow,
A solace in care,
A shield in temptation’s fierce fires.


Prayer, prayer,
Balm for wounded hearts;
Prayer, prayer,
Shield for Satan’s darts;
Prayer, prayer,
Safeguard all the way,
Till life’s rugged path leads up
To realms of day.

How blest the assurance,
When trials assail,
That prayer brings us strength to o’ercome;
That our pleadings for succor
Shall ever prevail,
Till at length we shall reach that blest home.


The young and the agèd
Rejoice in its power,
The weak and the weary at heart;
Thro’ life’s toilsome journey,
In death’s trying hour
Its promises will not depart.