Advent Hymnals

830. THE LARGER PRAYER

Christ in Song,

1.
At first I prayed for light:
Could I but see the way,
How gladly, swiftly would I walk
To everlasting day!

2.
And next I prayed for strength:
That I might tread the road
With firm, unfalt'ring, feet and win
The heaven's serene abode.

3.
And then I asked for faith:
Could I but trust my God,
I'd live unfolded in His peace,
Tho' foes were all abroad.

4.
But now I pray for love:
Deep love to God and man;
A living love that will not fail,
However dark His plan.

5.
And light and strength and faith
Are opening everywhere!
God waited patiently until
I prayed the larger pray'r.

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Title The Larger Prayer
Key G Major
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First Line At first I prayed for light
Author Mrs. E. D. Cheney
Year 1908
Composer C. E. Kettle
Hymnal -
Tune WOOLWICH
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# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Living His Life: Love; Living His Life: Missions
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