Scripture Verse

Lord, teach us to pray. Luke 11:1

Introduction

Words: Al­bert S. Reitz, 1925. Ap­peared in The Voice of Thanks­giv­ing No. 4 (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bi­ble In­sti­tute Col­porta­ge As­so­ci­a­tion, 1928).

Mu­sic: In Hoc Sig­no Al­bert Reitz, 1925 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Albert S. Reitz
(1879–1966)

Lyrics

Teach me to pray, Lord, teach me to pray;
This is my heart-cry day unto day;
I long to know Thy will and Thy way;
Teach me to pray, Lord, teach me to pray.

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Living in Thee, Lord, and Thou in me;
Constant abiding, this is my plea;
Grant me Thy power, boundless and free;
Power with men and power with Thee.

Power in prayer, power in prayer,
Here ’mid earth’s sin and sorrow and care;
Men lost and dying, souls in despair:
O give me power, power in prayer.

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My weakened will, Lord, Thou canst renew;
My sinful nature Thou canst subdue;
Fill me just now with power anew.
Power to pray, and power to do!

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Teach me to pray, Lord, teach me to pray;
Thou art my pattern, day unto day;
Thou art my surety, now and for aye;
Teach me to pray, Lord, teach me to pray.

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