Prayer Is the Soul's Sincere Desire

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Using the tune 'Prayer' as seen in Relief Society Song Book, 1919, no. 36



External Lyrics

Lyrics from Relief Society Song Book, 1919, no. 36

1. Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire,
Unuttered or expressed;
The motion of a hidden fire
That trembles in the breast.

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. Prayer is the simplest form of speech
That infant lips can try;
Prayer, the sublimest strains that reach
The Majesty on high.

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 pray’r.


LDS Trivia

  • This hymn has more printed verses (eight in total) than any other hymn in the 1985 LDS hymnal.