Scripture Verse

When you pray, go to your room, shut the door, and pray to your Father who is present in that secret place. Your Father who sees what you do in secret will reward you. Matthew 6:6


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Roy­al Dia­dem, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry & How­ard Doane (New York: Big­low & Main, 1873), page 85.

Music: Ye­ka­te­rin­burg W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

W. Howard Doane (1832–1915)


There is an hour of calm re­lief
From ev­ery throb­bing care;
’Tis when, be­fore a throne of grace,
I kneel in sec­ret pray­er.


O that voice, to me so dear,
Breathing soft on my ear!
Weary child, look up and see;
’Tis thy Sav­ior speaks to thee.

When one by one, like threads of gold,
The hues of twi­light fall,
O sweet com­mun­ion with my God,
My Sav­ior and my all!


I hear se­ra­phic tones that float
Amid ce­les­ti­al air,
And bathe my soul in streams of joy,
Alone in sec­ret pray­er.


O when the hour of death shall come,
How sweet from thence to rise,
With pray­er on earth my lat­est breath,
My watch­word to the skies.