Hymn 164Play music
Prayer is the soul's sincere desire,
Uttered or unexpressed;
The motion of a hidden fire
That trembles in the breast.
2 Prayer is the simplest form of speech
That infant lips can try;
Prayer the sublimest strains that reach
The Majesty on high.
3 The saints in prayer appear as one
In word, in deed, and mind,
While with the Father and the Son
Sweet fellowship they find.
4 0 Thou by whom we come to God,
The Life, the Truth, the Way,
The path of prayer Thyself hath trod,
Lord, teach us how to pray.
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