Scripture Verse

His windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed. Daniel 6:10


Words: Ma­ri­anne Sar­gent, in Make His Praise Glo­ri­ous, ed­it­ed by Ed­win O. Ex­cell (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: E. O. Ex­cell, 1900), num­ber 116.

Music: Frank A. Simp­kins (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Sar­gent or Simp­kins (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

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In your secret heart, my brother,
Was the day with God begun?
Did you ask His guidance all along the way?
Did you give into His keeping
Hours of joy and hours of weeping?
When the world has called you from Him, did you pray?


Are your windows open, brother,
Are they open t’ward Jerusalem?
Have you found the peace the world takes not away?

Has the noontide found you, brother,
With your face turned t’ward the east?
Is your treasure hid where thieves can never steal?
Have men from your lips been learning
Of the Savior’s tender yearning?
Have you told them of His love that all may feel?


When the evening comes, my brother,
Will it bring you gladly home?
Will the work that He has given you be done?
Will the Master’s voice at even
Bid you anchor in His Heav­en?
Will it profit, tho’ the world you may have won?