Scripture Verse

When thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret. Matthew 6:6


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Win­ning Songs, by John Swe­ney, Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick & Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1892), pag­es 76–77.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

John R. Sweney (1837–1899)


In the twi­light of the morn­ing,
When the sha­dows steal away,
And we wake from bal­my slum­ber
To be­hold ano­ther day,
Let us go alone in sec­ret,
And un­bur­den all our care
At the feet of our Re­deem­er,
In the simple, ear­nest pray­er.


Let Thy pre­sence, bless­èd Sav­ior,
Our pro­tect­ion ev­er be;
Give us strength for ev­ery tri­al,
Keep, oh, keep us close to Thee.

In the noon­tide, calm and peace­ful,
When we pause awhile to rest,
Ere the sun in all its glo­ry
Is de­clin­ing towards the west;
In the midst of our temp­ta­tion,
When the cross is hard to bear,
If we can­not go in sec­ret,
God will hear the si­lent pray­er.


When the toils of day are ov­er,
And we seek the hal­lowed place
Where by faith we meet our Sav­ior,
And adore Him for His grace;
How we feel our bur­den light­er,
Till we loose our weight of care,
While we lift our hearts to­ge­ther
In the sim­ple, ear­nest pray­er.