When you pray, go into your room [and] close the door…Your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.@Matthew 6:6
portrait
Charles H. Gabriel (1856-1932)

Charles H. Gabriel, 1922 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Sweet secret prayer, comfort divine,
There, O my Lord, I know Thou art mine;
Great Master, there in secret with Thee,
Heaven comes nearer and nearer to me.

Refrain

Blessings attend and follow us there;
Heaven comes nearer and nearer in prayer.

Sweet secret prayer, comfort divine,
There do Thine arms, Lord, round me entwine;
Rivers of love and mercy there flow,
Balm for all sorrow that mortal can know.

Refrain

Sweet secret prayer, comfort divine,
There do I feel I truly am Thine;
Heav’n’s windows open, Jesus is near,
Near to my soul, and the Father will hear.

Refrain