Category Archives: Prayer

No. 154

No title is given for this hymn and, although it is familiar to me, I cannot remember its name.

Verse 1:
Lord, I hear of showers of blessing
Thou art scattering full and free–
Showers, the thirsty land refreshing;
Let some droppings fall on me–

Refrain:
Even me, even me,
Let They blessing fall on me.

Verse 2:
Pass me not, O gracious Father!
Sinful though my heart may be;
Thou might’st leave me, but the rather
Let Thy mercy fall on me–

Verse 3:
Pass me not, O tender Savior!
Let me love and cling to Thee
I am longing for Thy favor;
Whilst Thou’rt calling, oh, call me–

Verse 4:
Pass me not! Thy lost one bringing,
Bind my heart, O Lord, to Thee;
While the streams of life are springing,
Blessing others, oh, bless me.

Mrs. Eliz. Codner

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No. 152 Draw Me to Thee

I haven’t posted a hymn in awhile, but it seems appropriate that this is the one to be posted on the Thursday before Easter. Did Christ not come to draw all men to Him?

Verse 1:
What is it keeps me from the fold?
Why do I stay in the darkness and cold?
Why do I suffer this anguish untold?
O Jesus, draw me to Thee.

Refrain:
Jesus, my heart is yearning for Thee,
Jesus, my heart is yearning for Thee,
Come to my rescue, dear Savior, to-day,
Break ev’ry bond that keeps me away,
O Jesus, draw me to Thee.

Verse 2:
Is it the tempter’s cruel hold,
Have I by self unto him been sold?
Jesus o’er Satan has power untold,
O Jesus, draw me to Thee.

Verse 3:
How I have suffered because of sin,
How I have prayed for Thy coming within,
How I have longed for Thy life to begin,
O Jesus, draw me to Thee.

D.C.C./David C. Cook/Harmonized by T.M.T.

 

No. 151

No title is given and I am unfamiliar with this hymn.

Verse 1:
Ask, and it shall be given,
Seek Him and you shall find.
Knock and it shall be opened,
For the Lord is kind.
Come with the faith of children,
Trusting a Savior’s love,
Tell Him your wants are many;
Look in faith above.

Verse 2:
Pray in the early morning,
Pray in the golden noon,
Pray in the starlight gloaming,
Faith brings answer soon.
Prayer is a precious incense,
Always to Him most dear;
His kindness faileth never,
He will surely hear.

Marian W. Hubbard

No. 132

No title is given, but I know this as “More Love to Thee”.

Verse 1:
More love to Thee, Oh Christ!
More love to Thee;
Hear Thou the prayer I make
On bended knee:
This is my earnest plea,
More love, O Christ, to Thee,
More love to Thee!
More love to Thee!

Verse 2:
Once earthly joy I craved,
Sought peace and rest;
Now Thee alone I seek,
Give what is best;
This all my prayer shall be,
More love, O Christ, to Thee,
More love to Thee!
More love to Thee!

Verse 3:
Let sorrow do its work,
Send grief and pain;
Sweet are Thy messengers,
Sweet their refrain,
When they can sing with me,–
More love, O Christ, to Thee,
More love to Thee!
More love to Thee!

Verse 4:
Then shall my latest breath
Whisper Thy praise;
This be the parting cry
My heart shall raise;
This still its prayer shall be;
More love, O Christ, to Thee,
More love to Thee!
More love to Thee!

Mrs. Elizabeth Prentiss

No. 45 Sweet Mount of Prayer

Verse 1:
Out from the living tide, weary, oppressed,
Calling His chosen ones, Jesus would rest;
Rest from the pressing care,
On that sweet mount of pray’r,
Whole nights He’d wrestled there,
Blest, blest retreat!
Blest, blest retreat!
Blest, blest retreat!
Whole nights He’d wrestled there,
Blest, blest retreat!

Verse 2:
When thro’ the path of life, weary we stray,
Jesus with loving voice, calls us away;
How sweet to leave our care,
And on the mount of pray’r,
Meet with our Savior there,
Blest, blest retreat!
Blest, blest retreat!
Blest, blest retreat!
Meet with our Savior there,
Blest, blest retreat!

Verse 3:
Chosen by such a friend, dearest and best,
Ere we had tho’t of Him, moments how blest!
Taught at the mount of pray’r,
Lessons so rich and rare,
Oh, to be often there,
Blest, blest retreat!
Blest, blest retreat!
Blest, blest retreat!
Oh, to be often there,
Blest, blest retreat!

Ella McAfferty/Frederic H. Pease

No. 44 Tell It to Jesus

“To-morrow” is still transitioning to a single word from two.

Verse 1:
Are you weary, are you heavy-hearted?
Tell it to Jesus,
Tell it to Jesus;
Are you grieving over joys departed?
Tell it to Jesus alone.

Refrain:
Tell it to Jesus, tell it to Jesus,
He is a friend that’s well known;
You have no other such a friend or brother,
Tell it to Jesus alone.

Verse 2:
Do the tears flow down your cheeks unbidden?
Tell it to Jesus,
Tell it to Jesus;
Have you sins that to man’s eyes are hidden?
Tell it to Jesus alone.

Verse 3:
Do you fear the gath’ring clouds of sorrow?
Tell it to Jesus,
Tell it to Jesus;
Are you anxious what shall be to-morrow?
Tell it to Jesus alone.

Verse 4:
Are you troubled at the tho’t of dying?
Tell it to Jesus,
Tell it to Jesus;
For Christ’s kingdom are you sighing?
Tell it to Jesus alone.

J.E. Rankin, D.D./E.S. Lorenz

No. 40 Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken

Verse 1:
Jesus, I my cross have taken,
All to leave and follow Thee;
Naked, poor, despised, forsaken,
Thou, from hence, my all shalt be;
Perish ev’ry fond ambition,
All I’ve sought and hoped and known;
Yet how rich is my condition,
God and heav’n are still my own!

Verse 2:
Let the world despise and leave me,
They have left my Savior, too;
Human hearts and looks deceive me;
Thou art not, like man, untrue;
And while Thou shalt smile upon me,
God of wisdom, love and might,
Foes may hate, and friends may shun me,
Show Thy face and all is bright.

Verse 3:
Go, then, earthly fame and treasure!
Come, disaster, scorn and pain!
In Thy service, pain is pleasure;
With Thy favor, loss is gain.
I have called Thee, “Abba, Father;”
I have stayed my heart on Thee;
Storms may howl, and clouds may gather,
All must work for good to me.

Verse 4:
Haste thee on from grace to glory,
Armed by faith and wing’d by pray’r;
Heav’n’s eternal day’s before thee,
God’s own hand shall guide thee there.
Soon shall close thy earthly mission,
Swift shall pass thy pilgrim days;
Hope shall change to glad fruition,
Faith to sight, and prayer to praise.

Henry F. Lyte/Mozart