Father, hear the prayer we offer


Father, hear the prayer we offer:
not for ease that prayer shall be,
but for strength, that we may ever
live our lives courageously.

Not for ever in green pastures
do we ask our way to be ;
but the steep and rugged pathway
may we tread rejoicingly.

Not forever by still waters
would we idly rest and stay;
but would smite the living fountains
from the rocks along our way.

Be our strength in hours of weakness,
in our wanderings be our Guide;
through endeavor, failure, danger,
Savior, be thou at our side.


Words: Love Maria Willis, 1864

Music: Sussex, Gott will's machen, Gott des Himmels, Marching

Meter: 87 87

Website compiled by Steve Benner, 1999-2003.