Lord, teach us to pray. Luke 11:1
Words: Fanny Crosby, in Christian Endeavor Hymns, by Ira D. Sankey (Boston, Massachusetts: United Society of Christian Endeavor, 1894), number 19. Some hymnals give the author as Grace Frances, one of Fanny’s pseudonyms.
O Savior, teach us how to pray,
And choose the words that we would speak
While gathered here at close of day,
Thy throne of grace to humbly seek.
Shut out the world and let us be
For one sweet hour shut in with Thee.
Thou knowest, Lord, how frail we are,
How prone to wander from Thy side;
Oh, keep us safe within Thy care;
Be Thou our shield, our friend and guide.
Eternal Spirit, Holy Dove,
To seal our hearts the power is Thine;
Unite us in the bonds of love,
And keep us one thro’ grace divine.