Advent Hymnals

328. AT FIRST I PRAYED FOR LIGHT

Church Hymnal 1941,

Major Key: G

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, unfaltering feet, and win
The heaven's serene abode.

3.
And then I asked for faith:
Could I but trust my God,
I'd live infolded in His peace,
Though 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 prayer.

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Title At First I Prayed for Light
Key G Major
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First Line At first I prayed for light
Author Mrs. E. D. Cheney
Year 1941
Composer C. E. Kettle
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Tune WOOLWICH
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Chorus
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Subjects The Christian Life: Meditation and Prayer
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