Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

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  1. 1. Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire,
    Uttered or unexpressed,
    The motion of a hidden fire
    That trembles in the breast.
  2. 2. Prayer is the burden of a sigh,
    The falling of a tear,
    The upward glancing of an eye
    When none but God is near.
  3. 3. Prayer is the simplest form of speech
    That infant lips can try;
    Prayer, the sublimest strains that reach
    The Majesty on high.
  4. 4. Prayer is the Christian’s vital breath,
    The Christian’s native air,
    His watchword at the gates of death;
    He enters heav’n with prayer.
  5. 5. Prayer is the contrite sinner’s voice,
    Returning from his ways,
    While angels in their songs rejoice
    And cry, “Behold, he prays!”
  6. 6. The Saints in prayer appear as one
    In word and deed and mind,
    While with the Father and the Son
    Their fellowship they find.
  7. 7. Nor prayer is made on earth alone:
    The Holy Spirit pleads,
    And Jesus at the Father’s throne
    For sinners intercedes.
  8. 8. O thou by whom we come to God,
    The Life, the Truth, the Way!
    The path of prayer thyself hast trod;
    Lord, teach us how to pray.
  9. Text: James Montgomery, 1771–1854
    Music: George Careless, 1839–1932
Book
Hymnal
Hymn Number
145
Music
George Careless, 1839–1932.
Text
James Montgomery, 1771–1854.
Scriptures
3 Nephi 13:5–13, 3 Nephi 18:15–20, James 5:16
Meter
8 6 8 6
CM (Common Meter)
Topic
Prayer, Repentance, Unity
Tune
Prayer
Languages
Bahasa Indonesia
Doa Cetusan Hatiku
59
Dansk
Bøn er et hjertes indre sang
75
Deutsch
Der Seele Wunsch ist das Gebet (Gesangbuch)
94
Español
La oración del alma es (Himnos)
79
Français
La prière (Cantiques)
81
Gagana Samoa
O le Tatalo o Mo‘omo‘oga Moni o le Agaga
80
Latviešu Valoda
Lūgsna ir vēlme kvēlākā
84
Lea Fakatonga
ʻEiki ke Ke Tali Muʻa
75
Lietuvių Kalba
Malda – troškimas nuoširdus
77
Magyar
Az ima lelkünk hő vágya
87
Norsk
Bønnen er sjelens dype trang
57
Português
Eis-nos Agora Aqui (Hinário)
82
Q'eqchi'
Aʼan li tijok rajom li aamej
86
Reo Tahiti
Te hia’ai mau o te ’ā’au
77
Română
Rugăciunea este o dorință sinceră a sufletului
93
Suomi
Rukous sielun halu on
89
Svenska
Bönen är själens längtan sann
86
Tagalog
Panalangi’y Mithiing Tunay
81
Български
Молитвата е копнеж на душа
93
Русский
К Богу молитва — просьба души (Номер гимна)
76
Українська
Наші моління з серця йдуть
76
ภาษาไทย
การสวดอ้อนวอนดวงจิตต้องการ
67
한국어
기도는 영혼의 소망 (찬송가)
61
中文
誠願祈禱
84
日本語
祈りは魂の
83