Old-Line Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book

Hymn #797: Pray'R Is The Soul'S Sincere Desire

Hymn #796 Hymn #798


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797 (C.M.) James Montgomery

Pray'r is the soul's sincere desire,

Unuttered or expressed;

The motion of a hidden fire,

That trembles in the breast.

Pray'r is the burden of a sigh;

The falling of a tear;

The upward glancing of an eye,

When none but God is near.

Pray'r is the simplest form of speech

That infant lips can try;

Pray'r, the sublimest strains that reach

The Majesty on high.

Pray'r is the Christian's vital breath;

The Christian's native air;

The watch-word at the gate of death;

He enters heav'n with pray'r.

Hymn #796 Hymn #798