Scripture Verse

This kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. Matthew 17:21


William H. Monk (1823–1889)
National Portrait Gallery


Words: Sam­uel J. Stone, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1889.

Music: Bick­ley Will­iam H. Monk, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

Samuel J. Stone (1839–1900)


O Fa­ther, in whose great de­sign
Our hu­man love is made di­vine,
Teach us to give our love to those
By sin be­set and all its woes;
On Thee for them to cast our care,
By fast­ing and by low­ly pray­er.

Lord Je­su, grant us eyes to see
In our poor breth­ren Thine and Thee—
To give our­selves where oth­ers need;
Where oth­ers sin to in­ter­cede;
And thus, by fast­ing and by pray­er,
Our breth­ren’s bur­den seek to bear.

O Spir­it, by whose grace alone
The many mem­bers are made one
O warm our hearts, in­spire our will,
That we Thy pur­pose may ful­fill;
And thus, by fast­ing and by pray­er,
Through Thee the glo­ri­ous Church pre­pare.

O God, all-lov­ing Three in One
Whom we shall see be­yond the sun;
Where walk in white the blood-bought throng,
Where soars to Thee the sweet new song,
Grant that we find the breth­ren there
We sought by fast­ing and by pray­er.