456. What Various Hindrances We Meet

1 What various hindrances we meet
In coming to a mercy seat!
Yet who that knows the worth of prayer
But wishes to be often there?

2 Prayer makes the darkened clouds withdraw;
Prayer climbs the ladder Jacob saw;
Gives exercise to faith and love;
Brings every blessing from above.

3 Restraining prayer, we cease to fight;
Prayer makes the Christian’s armor bright;
And Satan trembles when he sees
The weakest saint upon his knees.

4 Were half the breath oft vainly spent
To heaven in supplication sent,
Our cheerful song would oftener be,
"Hear what the Lord has done for me."


Text Information
First Line: What various hindrances we meet
Title: What Various Hindrances We Meet
Author: William Cowper
Meter: L M
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Topic: Prayer
Tune Information
Composer: William Boyd
Meter: L M
Key: A♭ Major

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