“Lord, teach us to pray,” as in Thy presence kneeling, We, children of Thine, are waiting to be blest; Bend Thou from above, Thyself in love revealing, And help us aright to make our souls’ request.
“Lord, teach us to pray,” so much from Thee we’re needing; So little we know, to ask Thee as we ought; Oh, grant us Thy Spirit to inspire our pleading, Bring into obedience each desire and thought.
“Lord, teach us to pray,” in deep and holy union May every will be blended with Thine own; Heart beating with heart in warm and blest communion, Together may our petition reach Thy throne.
“Lord, teach us to pray,” for Thee we thirst and hunger, As panteth the hart for cool refreshing streams: The pleasures of earth can satisfy no longer; The hopes of this world are but dissolving dreams.
“Lord, teach us to pray,” until the doors of heaven Shall open through faith to our enraptured gaze; Rich blessings descend, all needed grace be given; This place, where we pray, becomes a house of praise.