TEACH ME TO PRAY
I bend my knees and bow my head,
And shut my eyes to all without;
But still my heart, so cold and dead,
Is full of sin and fear and doubt.
I say the words I ought to say,
Confess my sin, and long for Thee;
But still, I fear, I seldom pray:
Teach me to pray, O Lord, teach me.
Cause me to know Your grace and pow'r,
Spirit of God, awake my heart,
Within my soul create a prayer:
Give me, O Lord, a fervent heart
Here at Your throne of grace I lie,
Trusting the merits of Your Son;
"Father, Abba, Father," I cry,
And hope that I am heaven born.
"Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done,"
These things, with earnest heart, I say:
My only hope is in Your Son:
But still, I ask, "Teach me to pray."
(Tune: Jesus and Shall It Ever Be?)
Long Meter 88.88.