The Blessing of Prayer

There's stealing o'er my peaceful, trusting soul

Author: Clara McAlister Brooks
Tune: [There's stealing o'er my peaceful, trusting soul]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s stealing o’er my peaceful, trusting soul
A power that is most divinely sweet,
As all my burdens on the Lord I roll,
And meekly linger at His blessed feet.

Then let us ever humbly watch and pray,
Seek oft in tears the Savior’s lovely face;
Come boldly with thy needs for every day,
Blest mercy’s waiting at the throne of grace.

2 I kneel in sweet submission while my prayer
Ascends on wings of faith to Father’s throne;
He listens while my hopeful spirit there
Its faltering petitions maketh known. [Refrain]

3 What bliss to dwell where heaven’s blessings fall,
Until my soul, with mercy’s drops bedewed
Responds in answer to my Father’s call,
With words of thankfulness and gratitude. [Refrain]

4 As angels came to dark Gethsemane
To bless the Savior as He there did bow
Beneath the shadows dense, on bended knee;
O Father, bless my waiting spirit now! [Refrain]

Author: Clara McAlister Brooks

Birth: Oct. 9, 1882, Parke County, Indiana, USA Death: Mar. 20, 1980, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA Clara McAlister Brooks was one of our early songwriters and four of her pieces are in the current hymnal. From the earliest days of the movement we have had women prominent in all forms of our ministry—missionaries, evangelists, teachers, pastors, and God has honored their sacrificial labors. For that reason we can stand in amazement when here, in the 1970s, such old-line denominations as the Episcopal church are being racked with controversy over whether the ordination of women is permissible. But before we gather Pharisaic robes about ourselves, perhaps we need to look candidly at the way in which we, too, succumbed to so… Go to person page >

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First Line: There's stealing o'er my peaceful, trusting soul
Title: The Blessing of Prayer
Author: Clara McAlister Brooks
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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