Scripture Verse

Hear my prayer, O Lord…in Thy faithfulness answer me. Psalm 143:1


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Re­demp­tion Songs, by John R. Swe­ney, Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick & John J. Lowe (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1889).

Music: Ri­ver­side (Kirk­pat­rick) Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

William J. Kirkpatrick (1838–1921)


I am pray­ing, bless­èd Sav­ior,
To be more and more like Thee;
I am pray­ing that Thy Spir­it
Like a dove may rest on me.


Thou who know­est all my weak­ness,
Thou who know­est all my care,
While I plead each pre­cious pro­mise,
Hear, oh, hear and an­swer pray­er.

I am pray­ing, bless­èd Sav­ior,
For a faith so clear and bright
That its eye will see Thy glo­ry
Through the deepe­st, dark­est night.


I am pray­ing to be hum­bled
By the pow­er of grace di­vine,
To be clothed up­on with meek­ness,
And to have no will but Thine.


I am pray­ing, bless­èd Sav­ior,
And my con­stant pray­er shall be
For a per­fect con­se­cra­tion,
That shall make me more like Thee.