357. Father, hear the prayer we offer

1 Father, hear the prayer we offer:
Not for ease that prayer shall be,
But for strength that we may ever
Live our lives courageously.

2 Not for ever in green pastures
Do we ask our way to be;
But the steep and rugged pathway
May we tread rejoicingly.

3 Not for ever by still waters
Would we idly rest and stay;
But would smite the living fountains
From the rocks along our way.

4 Be our strength in hours of weakness,
In our wanderings be our guide;
Through endeavour, failure, danger,
Father, be thou at our side.

Text Information
First Line: Father, hear the prayer we offer
Author: Maria Willis, 1824-1908
Meter: 87 87
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: The Christian Year: Lent; Marriage
Tune Information
Adapter: R. V. W.
Meter: 87 87
Key: G Major
Source: English Traditional Melody

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