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In Preparation for the Lord’s Day: What Various Hindrances We Meet


What Various Hindrances We Meet
CONTRITION

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What various hindrances we meet
in coming to the mercy seat!
Yet who that knows the worth of pray’r
but wishes to be often there!

Pray’r makes the darkened clouds withdraw;
pray’r climbs the ladder Jacob saw;
gives exercise to faith and love;
brings ev’ry blessing from above.

Restraining pray’r, we cease to fight;
pray’r makes the Christian’s armor bright;
and Satan trembles when he sees
the weakest saint upon his knees.

Have you no words? Ah, think again:
words flow apace when you complain,
and fill a fellow-creature’s ear
with the sad tale of all your care.

Were half the breath thus vainly spent
to heav’n in supplication sent,
our cheerful song would oft’ner be,
“Hear what the Lord hath done for me!”

Hymns to the Living God (Religious Affections Ministries, 2017).

Tune: CONTRITION

The current hymnal for this series is Hymns to the Living God, published by Religious Affections Ministries. This is such a good hymnal that I’m pretty sure I could happily post every hymn it contains, but I’ll be limiting selections to hymns I have never posted here before, especially those unfamiliar to me (of which there are many). For more information and to purchase this hymnal, visit Religious Affections Ministries.



Posted 2019·07·06 by David Kjos
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Posted in: Hymns to the Living God · In Preparation for the Lord’s Day · Prayer · William Cowper

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